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Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent
Published: 14 June 2024

The FBI announced Monday, June 10, that crime rates have drastically decreased in the first quarter of 2024 under President Joe Biden’s administration. The latest Quarterly Uniform Crime Report reveals significant drops in all major crime categories from January to March 2024 compared to the same period in 2023.

According to the report:

  • Murder: Decreased by 26.4%
  • Rape: Decreased by 25.7%
  • Robbery: Decreased by 17.8%
  • Aggravated Assault: Decreased by 12.5%
  • Property Crime: Decreased by 15.1%

The Biden-Harris campaign officials said the dramatic reduction in crime highlights the administration’s efforts to enhance public safety through increased funding and resources for law enforcement.

They said the administration has invested billions of dollars in public safety, resulting in the most significant federal support for law enforcement in decades. In 2023, the nation experienced a near 50-year low in violent crime, with murder rates falling 13% nationally. The trend has continued into early 2024, particularly in major cities.

“During President Biden’s administration, there’s no doubt we have seen historic increases in the amounts of federal money going to law enforcement,” said Patrick Yoes, Executive Director of the Fraternal Order of Police.

In contrast, former President Donald Trump faced criticism for handling crime and law enforcement. During his tenure, officials said the U.S. saw the most significant spike in murder rates since 1905. Trump, who was convicted of 34 criminal felony charges in New York last month, proposed a $400 million cut to local law enforcement funding and called for the defunding of federal law enforcement agencies while proposing to use the FBI and Justice Department to target his political opponents.

Recently, Trump’s allies publicly jeered two police officers who defended the Capitol during the January 6 insurrection, and Trump has promised to pardon violent rioters involved in the attack.

Ammar Moussa, spokesperson for the Biden-Harris 2024 campaign, emphasized the administration’s achievements and the stakes for voters.

“Donald Trump is a convicted criminal who enabled the largest spike in violent crime in more than a century,” Moussa stated.

“President Biden has worked hard to clean up his mess, and it’s working: Crime has fallen drastically in the first quarter of 2024 across all major indicators. Americans can’t afford another four years of Trump trying to defund law enforcement agencies while he makes good on his promise to pardon violent rioters. This November, Americans will vote on the side of law and order — not for a felon who looks out for his fellow crooks.”

The full reports are available on the FBI’s Crime Data Explorer at FBI Crime Data Explorer.

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