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Gavin Newsom Says California Doesn’t Have A Crime Problem, But The Data Tells A Different Story

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During a debate with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, California Gov. Gavin Newsom dismissed concerns about violent crime in his state despite data from the FBI showing California’s violent crime rate exceeding the national average and Florida’s.

Newsom claimed that violent crimes in California have decreased by 55% since the 1990s and argued that Florida has a higher murder rate.

However, DeSantis criticized Newsom for misrepresenting the data and highlighted California’s public safety issues, including the high rate of violent crimes and the problem of human feces found on the streets of San Francisco. (Trending: Olympic Gold Medalist Sentenced For Jan 6)

“Your numbers are way higher than the national average,” taunted Hannity.

“How do you explain that when safety and security, I would argue, is a prerequisite for the pursuit of happiness?” the Fox News host asked Newsom.

“Well, I couldn’t agree with you more. We’re near 50 year lows, down 55% violent crimes in the state of California from the 1990s,” responded Newsom.

Continuing, “And I want to compare and contrast that with the issue in Florida that you didn’t mention, and that’s the murder rate. Let’s broaden that more broadly —”

“Those numbers were part of the murder rate,” interrupted Hannity.

“So this is the slick politician — you put up the rates. He has 500 per 100,000. Florida is 250,” added DeSantis.

“So that’s almost twice as much, and he’s trying to spin that to say California’s doing good? People are leaving California in droves, largely because public safety has collapsed,” charged the Florida governor.

DeSantis went after Newsom for the public health crisis that has been created by the amount of human poop on the streets of California cities.

“There’s a lot of plots on that, you may be asking, ‘What is that plotting?’ Well, this is an app where they plot the human feces that are found on the streets of San Francisco, and you see how almost the whole thing is covered,” mocked DeSantis.

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