House Republicans Continue to Back the Blue as Democrats’ Crime Crisis Threatens Our Law Enforcement

National Police Week begins tomorrow as crime across America surges and our police officers are under attack from violent criminals.

America’s crime crisis is the direct result of President Biden and Congressional Democrats’ efforts to demonize and defund our law enforcement, as well as the soft-on-crime policies of Democrats across the country.

As National Police Week begins, House Democrats are showing the American people their true priorities by bringing zero bills to the floor in support of law enforcement.

DEMOCRATS’ CRIME CRISIS:

  • So far in 2022, homicide rates have increased 48% compared to this time in 2020, according to the Major Cities Chiefs Association.
  • Shootings of police officers have increased 38% compared to this time in 2020, according to the National Fraternal Order of Police.
    • 123 officers have been shot so far in 2022.
      • 19 of whom were killed, up 6% compared to 2020.
    • 39 officers have been shot in ambush-style attacks.
      • These attacks are up 56% compared to 2020.
  • According to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll of voters, Republicans beat Democrats by 12 points on handling crime, the highest in this poll’s 32-year history.
    • A Politico/Morning Consult poll shows 2 in 3 voters, 69% of Americans, think more police funding would decrease crime.
    • A new Ipsos poll also found that 64% of Americans disapprove of Biden’s handling of crime.
  • Under President Biden, more police officers were killed in the line of duty in 2021 than in any year since 1995.
    • In 2021, 73 police officers were killed – a 59% increase from 2020.
  • In 2021, over a dozen U.S. cities set new homicide record.
  • In 2021, there were 346 officers shot, 63 of whom were killed by gunfire.
  • In 2021, there were 103 ambush-style attacks on law enforcement officers, a 115% increase from 2020.
  • Progressive prosecutors are in cities that represent over 20% of the nation’s population.

DEMOCRATS WHO SUPPORT DEFUNDING THE POLICE: 

BOTTOM LINE: Americans are smart—they trust Republicans to handle crime far more than Democrats. House Republicans unequivocally stand with our law enforcement and remain committed to providing them with the funding they need to continue keeping our communities safe.