Reality Check

May 15 2014 @ 9:00am

The sky still hasn’t fallen in Colorado:

The Denver Police Department’s crime data shows that violent crime from January through April dropped by 5.6 percent compared to the violent_crimesame time period last year, and robberies in particular fell by 4.8 percent. Major property crimes also dropped by 11.4 percent, with burglaries falling by 4.7 percent, compared to the same time last year. …

All of that is despite warnings from law enforcement officials that crime, particularly robberies and burglaries, would rise following legalization. Two months back, Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey told me that legal marijuana was already causing more crimes. But if that’s the case, it’s not showing up in the city’s crime statistics.