Hillary Clinton announced an ambitious plan today to battle violent crime.
Her plan would spend an additional $4 billion dollars each year on fighting crime.
Hillary for President reported:
At a speech in Philadelphia today, Hillary Clinton unveiled an ambitious new anti-crime agenda that would cut the murder rate in big cities in half and put 100,000 new police officers on America’s streets…
“It is a sad day in America when the President can find hundreds of billions of dollars to police another country’s civil war, but cuts funding for police officers right here at home,” said Clinton…
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…After major reductions in the 1990s, violent crime has been on the rise in recent years, and in many places the threat is growing rapidly, fueled by a dangerous mix of drugs, illegal guns, and at-risk youth who often believe they have nowhere to turn but to gangs and violence.
Actually, the violent crime rates have dropped under the Bush Administration. And, the average violent crime rate during the Bush years is lower than during the Clinton years.
Since 1994, violent crime rates have declined, reaching the lowest level ever in 2005. (BJS)
After falling rapidly in the mid to late 1990’s, the number of homicides began increasing in 1999 but remain at levels below those experienced in the early 1970’s. (BJS)
But, don’t expect to see any of this data in the media reports.