Tag: crime

Crime is back as a voting issue in North Carolina

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By John Hood Raleigh, NC – Violent crime is on the rise in North Carolina — up 18% since 2018. Voter concern about crime is also rising. It played a key role in the 2020 elections. It will probably do…

Surge in violence merits response

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – Are North Carolinians safer today than they were a decade ago? That depends on how you define the term “safe.” The overall crime rate, defined as the total number of reported crimes divided by…