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Voters add violent crime to top concerns as murder and car theft rise

Voters add violent crime to top concerns as murder and car theft rise

Voters concerned about wallet issues are also getting nervous about violent crime, and the FBI confirmed today show some of their worst fears by showing a jump in homicides and car thefts.

While violent crime generally remained stable between 2000-2001, the FBI said the homicide rate rose from 22,000 in 2020 to 22,900 in 2021, and the number of “motor vehicle theft incidents” rose from 406,953 to 555,543.

The number of robberies fell by 8.9% from 2020 to 2021, and the FBI said it “has contributed heavily to the decline in overall violent crime, despite the increase in murders and rapes nationally.”

The crime level has compounded the issues voters are increasingly concerned about as elections approach a month away. Economic issues have been the top concern, but a new poll released today said most voters also plan to voice their concerns about crime when they enter the polls.

The last Rasmussen Reports survey said more than eight in 10 believe crime is a top problem and 62% believe crime is getting worse.

Half — 50% — rate 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 hard on crime.

The poll was released on the heels of the Treasury Department’s creation of a new racial stock commission. That group’s vice-chair has promoted to relieve the police burden and put racial justice at the heart of government policymaking.

Voters apparently have a different opinion, according to Rasmussen.

That’s because 83% of likely voters said the issue of crime will be important in their choices, and so did 81% of Democrats.

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