Although crime historically spikes during hard economic times, the US is currently bucking that trend. Both the national violent crime rate and murder rate were down in 2011, reports the FBI.
A new ad from the Obama reelection campaign charges just that, while Mitt Romney calls the idea 'completely absurd.' They can't both be right.
As the Romney campaign jumps on Obama's 'the private sector is fine' comment, former Clinton strategists are urging Obama to focus on the future, not on what he's done in the past four years.