Statements about Crime

"Studies have shown that voter fraud is non-existent in Texas."

"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."

"America’s gun-related homicide rate … would be about the same as Belgium’s if you left out California, Illinois, D.C. and New Jersey, places with some of the strictest gun control laws in the U.S."

"I am every year the No.1 pick of all of the law enforcement agencies within Texas."

"New York is the safest big city in the nation, and our crime reductions have been steeper than any other big city’s."

Says under Mayor Cory Booker, Newark has seen "violent crime up five years in a row, murder up five years in a row."

Says that each year, about 25,000 American women become pregnant through rape or incest.

"Sixty percent of the auto thefts that we have in (St. Petersburg) are caused by people leaving their keys in the car."

Says Greg Abbott "converted over $1 million in federal grant money intended for use to prosecute online sexual predators and other cyber crimes and instead used it to harass and prosecute senior citizens who were assisting other senior citizens in applying for mail-in ballots."

Says the 2014-15 state budget "cut border security and funding to fight criminal gangs."

"Over 12,000 school kids were arrested in Florida. It makes Florida the nation's leader in that area."

"Gangs have increased by 40 percent since this president was elected."

"Homicides against blacks have tripled" since Florida’s "stand your ground" law has been in existence.

Dozens of artists, including Justin Timberlake, Jay Z and Rihanna, are canceling Florida shows like Stevie Wonder in protest of  "stand your ground."

"Since I was elected, crime rates have been at their lowest in over a decade."

"In the 513 days between Trayvon dying, and today’s verdict, 11,106 African-Americans have been murdered by other African-Americans."

"Private prison systems are calculating how many new beds (they will need) based on the ... number of third graders."

"In New Hampshire, 93 percent of Democrats, 79 percent of Republicans, 82 percent of gun owners and 60 percent of NRA households support background checks."

Rhode Island's graduated driving license "has saved hundreds of lives."

"When I was growing up as a kid in the city of Milwaukee, if we averaged 4 homicides a year in the entire city that was a record number."

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