Republicans love to own the “tough on crime” mantra, but an analysis of homicide data from 2000 through 2020 for all 50 states shows murder rates in red states have outpaced blue states for more than 20 years.
The murder rates in Trump-voting states from 2020 have exceeded those in Biden-voting states every year since 2000, according to a new analysis.https://t.co/49PXP0YX3G
— Axios (@axios) January 27, 2023
Republicans have built their party on being the crime-fighting candidates, even as murder rates in red states have outpaced blue states by an average of 23% over the past two decades.
Four reliably-red states consistently made the top of the list — Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Missouri.
They used the 2020 presidential election results to characterize “red states” from the “blue states.”
Read the full report here.
Despite the narrative that crime is a Dem problem, murder rates in Trump-voting states have been higher than Biden-voting states every single year this century.
At its lowest, murder rates in red states were 9% higher. At its peak, they were 44% higher.https://t.co/ZBsOJdpW9T
— Third Way (@ThirdWayTweet) January 27, 2023