Please consider becoming a free or paid subscriber. Republicans have long accused Democrat-run cities of being hotbeds of violent crime, using the argument to undermine Democratic leadership. However, the statistics suggest otherwise. Firstly, it should be noted that 76% of big cities are run by Democrats, which is mainly due to urban voters leaning towards liberal policies that benefit diverse populations. When people live in close proximity, there tends to be more crime. Therefore, it's natural for big cities to have higher crime rates than rural areas.