A recent study has revealed that 50 major cities across the United States have seen a 10% increase in homicides, with the highest homicide rate increases seen in Dem-run cities.

As Democratic lawmakers across the country have implemented soft-on-crime policies and pushed for their police departments to be defunded, crime has skyrocketed in America’s largest cities. Democrat-run Kansas City, Detroit, and St. Louis lead the major U.S. cities for the most significant homicide rate increases.

Detroit, the city with the second-largest homicide rate increase, suffers from Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer’s policies on crime and punishment. Democratic Gov. Whitmer has previously admitted that she supports the “spirit” of the ‘defund the police’ movement.

St. Louis, Missouri has the highest murder rate of any U.S. city. World Population Review reported the city’s murder rate at 69.4 murders per 100,000 people. In a close second is Baltimore, Maryland with a homicide rate of 51.1.

According to a study conducted by WalletHub, cities with Democratic mayors had higher increases in homicides than cities with Republican mayors.

Source: WalletHub (Note: smaller number indicates a greater increase in homicide rate)

Christopher Ferguson, a psychology professor at Stetson University in Florida, explained how the left-wing’s politics contributed to these alarming murder statistics.

“Widespread delegitimization of policing from the political left… had a predictable negative impact on policing,” said Ferguson. “Police became more reluctant to engage in high crime areas and, contrastingly, those in low-income neighborhoods became more wary of the police and cooperated with them less.”

“Floyd’s murder led to nationwide race protests and calls from activists and some leftist politicians to ‘defund’ police forces, but that quickly changed as cops quit, forces struggled to recruit and crime rates started ticking up,” added Ferguson.

A recently published Harvard-Harris poll reveals that 64% of polled voters attribute rising crime to ‘woke politicians.’

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