A new controversial criminal justice policy out of New York City will lead to more crime, according to new polling.
The New York District Attorney’s Office announced it will not push for prison sentences for an array of crimes. New polling from Rasmussen shows that the majority of surveyed voters believe this is a recipe for more crime.
The policy comes as NYC has experienced an increase in violent crime.
“After the new district attorney in New York City announced he will not seek prison sentences for many crimes, and will treat many felony cases as misdemeanors, most voters expect crime to increase in the Big Apple,” Rasmussen said. “A new national telephone and online survey by Rasmussen Reports finds that 62% of Likely U.S. voters think Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg’s policy is likely to lead to an increase in crime. Only eight percent (8%) think Bragg’s policy is likely to decrease crime, while 23% don’t think the policy will make much difference.”
The new policy has taken heavy criticism from opponents, who echo the sentiments laid out in the Rasmussen polling.
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