President Biden told Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy that he thinks crime is a “real issue” ahead of the midterms and that Democrats have “a great record on it” despite crime reaching record high levels during his presidency.
According to Time, “violence in major American cities still remains dramatically higher than it was before the pandemic. Homicide is down 2 percent so far in 2022 from 2021, but in 2021 it skyrocketed up 39 percent higher than 2019. Further, “Aggravated assaults and robberies both increased by 4 percent and 19 percent respectively. Property crimes also increased by 6 percent while larceny went up by 20 percent, residential burglaries rose by 6 percent and motor vehicle thefts jumped up by 15 percent.