Recent FBI statistics showed a 23% increase in the homicide rate in Virginia, with Richmond being the highest rate in the Commonwealth. The Wall Street Journal reported in September that “it’s no coincidence that the bloodshed increased as cities slashed police budgets.” (For reference, just months ago, the Richmond police budget was reduced by $3 million dollars.)
We must keep our streets safe so that families can live without fear of violence, businesses have opportunities to grow where they are, and communities can thrive.
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For more on this topic, check out our blog post – “Comparing Virginia’s Gubernatorial Candidates on Crime”