On Monday, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke blasted Mayor Tom Barrett and Police Chief Ed Flynn in a piece exclusively on RightWisconsin for a “let them eat cake attitude” towards the increase in police response times in Milwaukee. “The problem is that right now we have even worse response times,” Clarke wrote.

 Much to the chagrin of Mayor Barrett, Chief Flynn, and left-wing haters of Sheriff Clarke everywhere, Clarke is right and there is data to prove it.

 The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel compiled data on response times to a litany of crimes between 2005 and 2010. The results showed that other than shootings, police response times have been steadily on the rise, in some cases dramatically. According to the Journal Sentinel

  • Strong Armed Robbery - Response time increase of 94% since 2005

  • Battery and Domestic Violence- Response time increase of 75% since 2005

  • Theft- Response time increase of 72% since 2005

  • Entry- Response time increase of 71% since 2005

  • Reckless Use of Weapon- Response time increase of 68% since 2005

  • Sexual Assault- Response time increase of 58% since 2005

  • Property Damage- Response time increase of 51% since 2005

  • Stolen Vehicle- Response time increase of 46% since 2005

  • Armed Robbery- Response time increase of 46% since 2005

  • Battery- Response time increase of 45% since 2005

  • Subject Down- Response time increase of 39% since 2005

  • Fire- Response time increase of 33% since 2005

  • Theft From Vehicle- Response time increase of 21% since 2005

The only crime where response time has actually decreased since 2005 are shootings, where the response time has decreased by 8%.