Biden Touts Lower Crime Numbers in the US

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( – President Joe Biden, using the newly released Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) data, touted the decline in crime last year, according to a report from The Hill. 

The data showed that in the United States, there has been a decline of 11 percent in crime in cities with more than one million people when compared to a year earlier. There is also a 6 percent drop in violent crime and a 13 percent reduction in overall murders. 

In a statement, Biden said that across the United States, American families wanted to have safety and security in their community. He added that this was something that the Biden administration was helping turn into “a reality.”

Biden continued by saying that before he entered office in 2020, the previous administration had seen the “largest increase in murders” recorded and that his administration would be focused on fixing that from the first day. He also pointed to the American Result Plan, which was made a law 2021. The investment focused on increasing public safety and combating crime. However, the legislation was opposed by all of the Republicans in Congress. 

Biden also mentioned the executive actions and bipartisan gun violence law, which have been focused on curbing gun violence. He also pushed for Congress to take more action and make more investments to fight crime. This would include passing an assault weapons ban, as Biden has often advocated for.

Biden argued that his priority is on ensuring community safety and that while they have made important progress, there was still work that needs to be done.

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