While Senator Warren wants to turn post offices into socialist banks and Democrats demand that the Post Office buy useless green mail trucks, rank and file postal carriers can’t even deliver the mail without getting mugged.
Between 2018 and 2021, robberies of mail carriers more than tripled, and robberies involving a gun more than quadrupled, according to U.S. Postal Inspection Service data obtained through a public records request.
The number of letter carrier robberies across the country rose from 80 in 2018 to 261 in 2021. The number of armed robberies jumped from 36 in 2018 to 154 in 2021, according to the data.
The crime wave is showing no sign of abating. Both categories of crimes are on pace in 2022 to exceed last year’s figures.
What happened around that time? That was a boom period for criminal justice reform.
2018 was the year of the First Step Act. By 2020-21, we were seeing mass releases of criminals from prison to save them from the pandemic.
We’re all living with the consequences now. Including the mailmen.
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds includes all kinds of weather conditions, not violent criminals.