California’s Crime Surge: A Reckoning for Democratic Policies

As California grapples with alarming rises in violent and property crimes, the policies supported by Democrats, including Representative Mike Levin, are under intense scrutiny. Recent studies reveal a stark 13.5 percent surge in violent crime since 2019, with an additional 5.7 percent increase over the past year alone.

Central to the debate is Levin’s voting record, which leans toward reduced penalties for violent offenses. Such policies, critics argue, weaken the state’s stance on crime. Further fueling the criticism is Levin’s support for measures that appear to undermine law enforcement by blocking essential funding for local police departments.

The rising crime rates are prompting questions about the Democratic Party’s approach to public safety. The trend of supporting policies that reduce criminal penalties and diminish law enforcement capabilities is now being seen by many as a significant factor contributing to the state’s deteriorating security landscape.

This disconnect between policy decisions and on-the-ground realities suggests a need for the Democratic Party to reevaluate its position on crime and public safety, especially in light of the growing concerns and challenges faced by California’s residents.

Violent crime jumped in California

Violent crime and property crime jumped in California again.

Highlights from a new study:

  • California’s violent crime rate increased 13.5 percent since 2019
  • The violent crime rate increased 5.7 percent in the last year

Extreme Democrat Mike Levin voted to make it worse by supporting lower penalties for violent crime, undermining police officers and blocking local police funding.

“It is no coincidence that violent crime surged after extreme Democrats embraced the defund the police, soft-on-crime ideology. Mike Levin is an enabler of the most extreme Washington D.C. and Sacramento policies fueling this crime wave.” – NRCC Spokesperson Ben Petersen

Ben Petersen
Western Press Secretary | @BenNPetersen

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