Crime in the District of Columbia is rampant and rising. DC isn’t alone in this regard; that’s the case in a broad variety of Progressive-Democratic Party-run cities. The remark of DC’s Deputy Mayor for Public Safety, Lindsey Appiah, is strongly illustrative of the general problem, though:
I definitely think public safety has been and continues to be the No. 1 concern for district residents[.]
- 216 homicides this year, 38% more than at this point in 2022
- robberies are up 70%
- car thefts have more than doubled
Why don’t the persons of the DC government also think public safety has been and continues to be the No. 1?