Latest Mostly True Fact-checks in Crime Chris Kapenga stated on February 19, 2020 in news release: “Car thefts (are) increasing in 8 of the 10 most populous (Wisconsin) counties.” New York City Police Benevolent Association stated on December 2, 2019 in a Tweet: "Defendants charged with producing, directing or promoting an obscene sexual performance by a child will be arraigned & set free." Joe Biden stated on December 19, 2019 in a Democratic primary debate in Los Angeles: "You have to have congressional authority" to close Guantanamo Bay prison. Michael Bloomberg stated on November 17, 2019 in a speech: "No other city in America did what (New York) did. We reduced murders by 50%, reduced police shootings to historic lows, reduced the number of people incarcerated by nearly 40%." Nikki Fried stated on October 29, 2019 in a pre-legislative media forum: While previous clemency boards granted restoration of civil rights to thousands of Floridians, "so far this year, under this clemency board, four (felons) have gotten their rights back." David McKinley stated on October 13, 2019 in an article in a local newspaper: "$53 million a week is coming across the border in drugs." Richard Durbin stated on October 22, 2019 in remarks at a committee hearing: Says that in Illinois, "fewer than 20% of those actually deported have been charged with any serious crime." Bernie Sanders stated on August 26, 2019 in an Instagram post: "Last year, South Carolina spent $21,756 per prison inmate and $11,552 per student." Sheila Bynum-Coleman stated on July 26, 2019 in a website post.: "African Americans are three to four times more likely to be arrested for drug crimes, and nine times more likely to be imprisoned." Donald Trump stated on August 5, 2019 in a speech: "Last year, we prosecuted a record number of firearms offenses." Mark Pocan stated on May 29, 2019 in a tweet: Says Donald Trump's claim that "there was insufficient evidence and therefore, in our country, a person is innocent" directly contradicts Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s statement. Paul Bettencourt stated on April 2, 2019 in a resolution: "194,000 criminal aliens booked into Texas jails from 2011-2019 were charged with more than 299,000 criminal offenses." Matt Gaetz stated on February 7, 2019 in an interview on CNN: "In 1992, the Democratic Party had in their platform provisions that said that illegal aliens were coming in this country, committing felonies, sent back and then they were right back across the border to do the same thing." Gavin Newsom stated on October 8, 2018 in a gubernatorial debate: "Only Duterte’s Philippines and Trump’s United States of America have money bail." Andrew Gillum stated on September 30, 2018 in CBS4 interview: Says Tallahassee "is experiencing a five-year low in our crime rate." Ron DeSantis stated on September 23, 2018 in CBS4 interview: Says Andrew Gillum has presided over "the highest crime in Florida four years running." Jeff Greene stated on July 29, 2018 in a TV interview: "There is a big correlation between third grade reading level and whether you go to college or whether you go to prison. And in Florida right now only 56 percent of kids are coming out of third grade at third grade reading level." Omar Rachid stated on July 21, 2018 in a San Antonio Express-News story: "Muslims in America have been subjected to more insults, attacks and hate crimes in the last two or three years than ever before, specifically more than after 9-11." Bloggers stated on August 1, 2018 in a blog post: Say a "left wing extremist, chases down, rams car over Trump bumper sticker." Club for Growth stated on July 12, 2018 in a TV ad: Says Leah Vukmir "wrote a letter seeking leniency for a fellow state legislator convicted of sexual assault." Greg Abbott stated on June 27, 2018 in a fundraising conference call with supporters: "In Houston, Texas, there are more brothels than there are Starbucks." Donald Trump stated on May 15, 2018 in a speech: "In 2016, an officer was assaulted in America on an average of every 10 minutes." Steve Adler stated on April 25, 2018 in a tweet: Says Austin is the "safest big city in Texas with an unemployment rate under 3% that has been named the best place to live in the entire United States two years running." Rebecca Dallet stated on March 19, 2018 in a TV ad: Says Michael Screnock "let a child predator walk without time and let a rapist who preyed on an underage girl go free after only an eight-month sentence." Jackie Speier stated on February 10, 2018 in a tweet: "3 American women are murdered every day by their husband or boyfriend." Truth Examiner stated on November 2, 2017 in a headline: "New Jersey police chief says black people ‘have no value’ and should all be executed." Jeff Sessions stated on November 14, 2017 in public testimony before Congress: "The violent crime rate has risen, and the homicide rate has risen by more than 20 percent in just two years, really after 30 years of decline in violent crime." Nick Schroer stated on October 17, 2017 in a tweet: "FBI Uniform Crime Report for 2016 shows more than four times as many people were stabbed to death than were killed with rifles of any kind." Ted Cruz stated on November 6, 2017 in an interview with Shannon Bream of Fox News: "In 2010, 48,000 felons and fugitives lied and illegally tried to purchase guns. They [The Obama administration] prosecuted only 44 of them." Pete Hegseth stated on September 17, 2017 in a Fox News segment: "The city (of St. Louis) is no stranger to violence. There were 5,762 violent crimes in 2015 alone, including 188 homicides. The highest rate per capita in the country, according to FBI crime statistics."