Last week Eliza Fletcher, a Memphis teacher and mother of two, was abducted and then killed during her morning jog. What happened? Cleotha Henderson, a 38-year-old ex-con arrested for killing her, had just been indicted for kidnapping and raping a second woman last year. But he was out on bail and apparently prowling for other victims. How often does this kind of tragedy have to happen?
Overall violent crime jumped 4.2 percent in the first half of this year. Atlanta saw a 20 percent jump in homicides. New Orleans had a 40 percent spike. Baltimore, Dallas, Phoenix, and Denver have also seen significantly higher murder rates. Robbery is up 12 percent nationwide.
The top 10 most unsafe cities in the country are listed below:
“Crime is the one issue where Republicans consistently outperform Democrats in generic polls ahead of the midterms,” reports Axios.