Summarised by Centrist
Logan Church, a 1News US correspondent, shares his anecdotal experience of feeling safer in New York City compared to Auckland. His apprehensions stem from personal encounters with crime in Auckland, including witnessing drug-related incidents, armed police operations, and a liquor store robbery. He mentions a significant rise in crime in downtown Auckland, contrasting with declining crime rates in New York.
Church says Auckland’s deteriorating safety saddens him, despite acknowledging the presence of crime in New York, such as a recent violent and near fatal subway incident.
“That happens. And it’s horrible. But in Auckland it just felt worse,” he says.