Statements about Crime

"Over the past twenty years, the number of homicides committed with a firearm in the United States has decreased by nearly 40 percent. The number of other crimes involving the use of a firearm has also plummeted, declining by nearly 70 percent."

"It costs $10,000 a year to keep a child in school; it costs $30,000 a year to keep someone in prison."

Laurie Monnes Anderson "voted to let violent criminals out of jail early."

Says "About 7 in 10 of Oregon’s inmates are in prison for violent crimes and serious sex offenses."

Says Measure 11 is "one of the most significant reasons" for decrease in violent crime.

Says "one in four women and one in seven men have been victims of domestic violence in their lifetime."

Says "the No. 2 cause of death in the U.S. (for) women under 50 is being killed by their spouse or domestic partner."

Suzanne Bonamici was the only no vote on a 2009 bill cracking down on drunk drivers.

Since Oregon’s prescription-only law took effect, meth lab incidents have dropped by 96 percent and meth-related arrests by 32 percent.

A test last month at the MAX station at 162nd Avenue and East Burnside saw crime down 41 percent compared with December 2009

Four out of 10 homicides are committed by gun in this city.

Says Oregon ranks 30th in the nation with regard to its incarceration rate.

Say Matt Wand cut Troutdale police, created a slush fund for himself.

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