The murder rate in Washington, DC “soared” throughout 2018 despite a decline in the national average; raising serious questions over safety and security throughout the nation’s capital.
“As homicides across the country’s most populated cities declined overall in 2018, Washington, D.C. saw an increase of almost 42 percent in its murder rate, which experts say will continue to trend upwards in 2019. The D.C. Chief of Police warned that easing penalties would make the District less safe,” writes the Daily Caller.
“Repeat offenders who have committed gun crimes will be back on the street sooner,” said the Police Chief just months ago. “Less-stringent penalties embolden criminals, demoralize law enforcement and enable violent offenders to return more quickly to terrorizing the very communities who are calling out to the government for help.”
Read the full report at the Daily Caller.