(Corine Gatti, Headline USA) An estimated two million people escaped urban areas from 2020 to 2022, a new report found. And most of the cities listed are woke, Democrat-run, crime-infested pits.
New research shows that the pandemic has had a massive impact on urban centers, with over two million people leaving between 2020 and 2022.
The Economic Innovation Group discovered that 1.2 million people moved away from large urban counties between July 2020 and July 2021, and another 860,000 left between July 2021 and July 2022. Meanwhile, data from the Major Cities Chiefs Association found homicides in big cities went up by two-fifths between 2019 and 2022,” The Hill reported.
There were population decreases in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York, with the cost of lax laws, bloated bureaucracies and woke policies leading to the mass exodus from these blue cities.
Los Angeles County lost nearly 300,000 people in a three-year period ending in July 2022, according to Census data, the news outlet found. Chicago’s Cook County saw 166,000 people flee in the same time span, while Brooklyn, or Kings County, N.Y. experienced a loss of nearly 150,000 residents, representing a 5% hit. In New York County, Manhattan, there was a 6% reduction with the loss of almost 100,000 citizens.
Chris Fowler, associate professor of geography and demography at Pennsylvania State University, observed that with fewer people, there is a direct hit to the vibrancy of cities.
“It’s not big cities in general. It’s a very small number of extremely large cities,” Fowler told The Hill. “What you see is that migration is moving down the urban hierarchy,” from larger cities to smaller ones.
What the report didn’t share was if you live in San Francisco or Los Angeles, there’s the proliferation of dangerous and unsanitary substances on the streets — causing people to leave.
Teachers must now have conversations about germs, waste and needles with toddlers, who are seeing more hazardous litter on a daily basis.
“Sometimes they ask what is it, and that’s a conversation that’s a little difficult to have with a 2-year-old, but we just let them know that those things are full of germs, that they are dangerous, and they should never be touched,” teacher Adelita Orellana told San Francisco’s NBC affiliate in 2022.
Moreover, infectious disease expert Dr. Lee Riley determined San Francisco is as filthy as a third-world slum.
Life is no better in Seattle, where people have to sidestep human fecal matter and homeless people on the sidewalk. New York City experienced a major spike in criminal activity in 2020, with robberies, burglaries and other crimes surging 22% in 2022.
Chicago’s crime infestation is causing people and corporations to flee.
According to Chicago Police Department statistics, robberies, thefts, motor vehicle thefts and sexual assaults all saw considerable increases, with the most extreme hike coming in the form of a 132% jump in motor vehicle thefts.