Latest Mostly True Fact-checks in Crime Charles Schumer stated on March 10, 2023 in a news release: Sullivan County “has the highest opioid death rate in all of New York state” yet “it’s the only county in the Hudson Valley not included in the federal High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area” program. Ashbey Beasley stated on March 27, 2023 in a statement to the media: “Gun violence is the number one killer of children and teens — it has overtaken cars.” William Barclay stated on March 7, 2023 in a tweet: “A proposal in Syracuse would pay gang members $100-$200 per week to stay out of trouble.” Cliff Hayes stated on November 23, 2022 in a TV interview.: “When you compare us to the European Union, we're something like 23 times more likely” to have homicides and handgun killings. Amy Klobuchar stated on October 30, 2022 in an interview on Meet the Press: “One in six local election officials have received threats of violence” and threats against judges have doubled over four years and threats against members of Congress have increased by 10 times over five years. Mandela Barnes stated on September 2, 2022 in News release: Says under his plan to end cash bail "the Waukesha perpetrator wouldn’t have been released " American Leadership Action stated on September 1, 2022 in an ad: As a mayor, "John Fetterman chased down an innocent, unarmed Black man," wielded a shotgun and "falsely accused the man, triggering a confrontation with police." Beto O'Rourke stated on June 27, 2022 in an Instagram post: "Under Abbott, Texas leads the nation in rape offenses while the rate of arrests for rape has fallen by nearly half." Joe Biden stated on May 24, 2022 in a national address from the White House.: "When we passed the assault weapons ban, mass shootings went down. When the law expired, mass shootings tripled." Byron Brown stated on August 23, 2021 in an interview: Before 2020, “crime had been falling, every year, year after year, in the city of Buffalo.” Joe Biden stated on August 23, 2020 in an interview with ABC News: Says Donald Trump “proposes cutting a half a billion dollars of local police support.” Nick Freitas stated on April 28, 2020 in a Facebook post.: “VA Democrats authorized for early release over 4,000 inmates, 60% of which are incarcerated for violent offenses.” 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."