Tucker Carlson blames “the homeless” for mass violence in America

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Citation From the May 25, 2022, edition of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight

TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): And this is bigger than a single mass shooting or even two of them in 10 days. There has been a huge increase in violence in America -- on our streets, on public transportation, in our schools.

It's not a guess, it's measurable. From January 1 to April 10 of this year, robberies in the New York transit system are up more than 70% year-over-year. Felony assaults in the subway have increased by 28%. Grand larceny, according to the NYPD, is up by more than 100%. Those are all crimes of violence. And that's just underground. 

The same thing is happening on the streets and if you don't know it, you just got back to the country after a while. According to ABC News, quote, about 11% of violent crime in the city of Los Angeles involved a homeless person in 2018, 13% in 2019, and 15% in 2020. If that was a graph, it would look like that. Keep in mind, the homeless make up about 1% of the total population of Los Angeles, but they're involved in nearly a fifth of all violent crimes in the city. Oh, but ignore it, it's not happening.