Americans are increasingly worried about violent crime —and with good reason. Murders and car thefts are surging in our nation’s major cities. According to The Washington Examiner, “while overall violent crime held steady between 2000-2001, the FBI said murders increased from 22,000 in 2020 to 22,900 in 2021, and ‘motor-vehicle-theft incidents’ jumped from 406,953 to 555,543.”

Economic issues have been at the forefront of primary voter concerns for months, but now, according to a recent Rasmussen poll, crime has found its way to the top of the list.

8 in 10 Americans believe crime is a top issue and 62% believe crime is getting worse.

From The Washington Examiner:

Half rated President Joe Biden’s efforts to fight violent crime as “poor,” and a total of 62% rate his war on crime as fair to poor, a disappointing number for a president who once portrayed himself as a friend of police and tough on crime.

The poll was released on the heels of the Treasury Department’s creation of a new racial equity committee. The vice chair of that group has promoted defunding police and putting racial justice at the center of government policymaking.

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