The District of Columbia experienced a 39% increase in violent crime in 2023, according to data published by its Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).
The District has long experienced issues with crime and property theft, despite having the most police officers per capitaof any jurisdiction in the country, due to the significant presence of federal law enforcement to protect the seat of the government of the United States. In 2023, overall crime increased by 26% over 2022, with 34,414 instances of violent and property crime reported to police, with property crime alone rising by 24%.
Governor Tony Evers (D-WI) announced a new round of funding from the federal government that is aimed to address violent crime in Wisconsin.
Roughly $800,000 will be directed to the city of Racine and will focus on a “public health approach to violence prevention,” according to a release from the governor’s office.
Congressman Tom Tiffany (R-WI-07) called on the Biden Administration’s Department of Justice to take action to limit crime in Wisconsin and across the country.
According to a letter from Tiffany and six other letters, the federal government may need to “pick up the slack” from local prosecutors that are refusing to try certain cases or are reducing recommended sentences.
Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) joined a resolution introduced by his Republican colleagues in the Senate to call on President Joe Biden to take action on border security and a spike in crime across the country.
Wisconsin has been subjected to a wave of violent crime that has included riots, a mass attack on a Christmas parade, and an arson attack on a pro-life group.
A new poll from Morning Consult showed that Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers is “underwater” with voters as the November election draws closer.
More individuals disapprove of his job performance than those who support it. Specifically, 48 percent of residents in the state express their disapproval, while only 45 said they approve of the performance.
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers on Tuesday announced new funding for law enforcement agencies and other members of the criminal justice system.
In total, the governor is dishing out more than $50 million to address public safety.
The Republican Party of Wisconsin slammed Governor Tony Evers for his lack of action amid an extended crime wave that has impacted residents of the state.
Furthermore, in an interview with WISN, rather than offer solutions to the issue, Evers blamed Republicans in the state legislature for the ongoing dilemma.