Stopping Crime and Restoring Safety

March 07, 2024

President Donald J. Trump reduced violent crime across the country and stood strongly with America’s law enforcement. On Joe Biden’s watch, violent crime has skyrocketed in virtually every American city.


In Joe Biden’s first year in office, twelve major cities broke all-time high murder records.


Biden’s policies and rhetoric have enabled criminals – with crime spiking as a result.


Biden has failed to stand up to the radicals in his own party who pushed defunding the police and has surrounded himself with an administration full of defund-the-police activists.


In 2022, Biden signed an executive order that limited law enforcement and made it “harder for police to do their jobs.”


In 2023, Biden vetoed legislation that would have overturned progressive policies from the D.C. Council that are hamstringing District officers and placing them in unsafe situations.


Since Biden took office, numerous cities have seen homicides hit new record levels.


Other cities, including Washington, D.C. , have seen spikes in violent crime not experienced in decades.


Police departments across the country are struggling to recruit amid low morale and restrictions on policing.


Police departments in major cities such as New York City and Los Angeles have seen historic drops in staffing, while the Washington, D.C. force is its smallest in 50 years.


Personal safety fears are at a three-decade high according to a recent Gallup poll.


Theft is soaring under Democrat soft-on-crime policies.


Retail stores, which lost $122 billion to retail theft in 2023, are fleeing high-crime cities.


In 2023, the U.S. experienced near-record levels of auto theft nationwide.


President Trump respected America’s law enforcement, reduced violent crime, and showed compassion through meaningful criminal justice reform.


During President Trump’s term, violent crime dropped over 5 percent and the murder rate decreased by over 7 percent.[15] To combat a surge of violent crime in cities, President Trump launched Operation Legend, resulting in more than 5,500 arrests.[16]


President Trump deployed the National Guard and federal law enforcement to Kenosha, Wisconsin to stop violence and deployed federal agents to save a federal courthouse in Portland from rioters.[17] Additionally, President Trump signed an executive order outlining ten-year prison sentences for destroying federal property and monuments.[18]


The Trump administration’s Department of Justice provided nearly $400 million for new law enforcement hiring. President Trump backed America’s law enforcement officers and earned the endorsement of the 355,000 members of the Fraternal Order of Police. [19]


President Trump signed an executive order to help prevent violence against law enforcement officers, prosecutors, judges, and their families.[20]


To protect communities, the Trump administration made hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of surplus military equipment available to local law enforcement.[21] President Trump signed the Fix NICS Act, to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous criminals, the STOP School Violence Act, and created a Commission on School Safety to examine ways to make our schools safer.[22]


President Trump established a task force to help combat the tragedy of missing or murdered Native American women and girls.[23]


Also, President Trump created the first-ever White House position focused solely on combating human trafficking.[24]


President Trump was the best friend first responders have ever had.


President Trump’s Plan to Stop Crime and Restore Safety


President Trump has called on Congress to immediately vote to exercise its legal authority over Washington, D.C. to restore law and order to our nation’s capital.[25]


If Marxist prosecutors betray their oaths and refuse to protect law-abiding citizens, President Trump has committed to send federal law enforcement into America’s cities to restore peace and public safety.[26]


President Trump will ask Congress to ensure that drug smugglers and traffickers can receive the death penalty.

When President Trump is back in the White House, the drug kingpins and vicious traffickers will never sleep soundly again.


President Trump will deliver record funding to hire and retrain police officers, strengthen qualified immunity and other protections for police officers, increase penalties for assaults on law enforcement, put violent offenders and career criminals behind bars, and surge federal prosecutors and the National Guard into high-crime communities.[27]




Watch President Trump discuss the importance of supporting law enforcement and preventing riots from destroying our communities.




[3] Ibid.













[16] Ibid.










[26] Ibid.