Fact-check: Is crime on the rise in Austin?

Fact-check: Is crime on the rise in Austin?

Greg Abbott: Says crime is on the rise in Austin and a new study showed that it “is the No. 1 city in America in the year-to-year percentage increase in murders, with a percentage increase of more than 64% for the first half of this year.”PolitiFact’s ruling: Half TrueHere’s why: In an effort to dissuade local governments in Texas from cutting police funding, state leaders have pledged to pursue […]
Source: Statesman