Statements about Crime

Says PolitiFact "validated and independently documented" its "criminal history" claims about Adan Ballesteros.

Says Williamson County District Attorney John Bradley reduces 36 percent of felonies to misdemeanors and hands them off to her.

Says his Texas election fraud investigations have resulted in 50 convictions.

Says she "created the first felony deferred prosecution program for nonviolent first-offenders" in Texas.

Says "we brought crime rate down by 30 percent" when he was mayor of Dallas.

Says Texas does not regulate the appearance of some kinds of imitation firearms sold in Texas.

Says murder is the chief cause of death for pregnant women.

Says the Obama administration catches and releases nonviolent illegal immigrants.

Says El Paso was named America’s "Safest Large City" a year after San Antonio, Houston and Dallas had the nation’s highest crime rates.

Says the Texas Board of Nursing has a backlog of "3,000 complaints against nurses, many of them sexual assaults, malfeasance."

The "six largest cities in Ohio all have higher rates of violence and crime than every major city along the U.S.-Mexico border."

In Texas, "sexting is a felony sex offense for teenagers — that can mean up to 10 years in prison."

Says that 98,184 Texans are now driving with temporary driver’s licenses lacking their photos.

"In the last five years, 28,000 people have been killed along the U.S.-Mexico border."

Says he's arrested more criminals, "including thousands of child predators and sex offenders," than any previous Texas attorney general.

Says gas pumps in different parts of Texas are missing state inspection stickers and/or their inspections are out of date--and that's cheating consumers.

"More lives have been lost because of the war with the drug cartels in Juarez alone, just a few blocks from the United States of America, than have been lost in the war in Afghanistan."

Says a highway was closed in El Paso because of bullets flying across the border.

Says Rick Perry's proposal on driver licenses and high school dropouts has been state law since 1989.

Says Democrat Hank Gilbert "has a criminal conviction for theft, has multiple years of unpaid taxes, has multiple tax liens and fines, unsafe driving convictions (and) has recently been accused of taking a bribe and is on record lying to the press this year about his criminal record."

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