Poll: 77 Percent of Americans Want Additional Police amid Crime Surge

The newest members of the New York City Police Department (NYPD) listen to remarks from New York City Police Commissioner James O'Neill during their police academy graduation ceremony at the Theater at Madison Square Garden, March 30, 2017 in New York City. Over 600 new officers were sworn in during …
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A USA Today/Ipsos poll revealed Thursday that 77 percent of Americans want additional police officers, as Democrats move to defund law enforcement while crime surges nationwide.

“In the survey, 7 in 10 supported increasing police department budgets; 77% said they would like additional police officers deployed on street patrols. And 62% also said some of the police budgets should be used to fund community policing,” the poll revealed.

Seventy percent also said they want an increase in police budgets.

The demand for an increase of police officers and police budgets comes as Democrats have defunded the police in major cities including:

4. Baltimore

5. Los Angeles

6. Minneapolis

7. Seattle

8. Portland, Oregon

Meanwhile, crime is surging across the nation.

Breitbart News reported June 23 that homicides have increased 58 percent in Democrat-run Atlanta, 533 percent in Democrat-run Portland, and 37 percent in Democrat-run Philadelphia. Shootings are up 54 percent in Democrat-run New York City, 51 percent in Democrat-run Los Angeles, and 18 percent in Democrat-run Chicago.

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