Three quarters of Americans believe ‘Defund the Police’ caused violent crime wave, poll finds

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(Worthy News) – Three out of four Americans say defunding police departments has contributed to the rise in violent crime across the country, according to a new poll.

A Politico/Morning Consult poll released Wednesday found that 75% of surveyed Americans say that “the defunding of police departments” is “a reason that violent crime is increasing in the United States.” The survey reports that 49% said defunding police was a “major reason” for the rise in violent crime while 26% said it was a “minor reason.” Only 25% said it was “not a reason” for the spike in violent crime.

Experts have echoed the point that the defund movement leads to more violent crime, saying police officers fear a lack of support from their departments if they are involved in a fatal shooting. This leads to them avoiding more dangerous neighborhoods altogether. [ Source: Just the News (Read More…) ]:

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