KEEPING AMERICAN COMMUNITIES SAFE: President Trump has made clear that his first responsibility is to protect the safety and security of Americans.
Federal Bureau of Investigation data shows violent crime decreased under President Trump’s watch in 2017, following two consecutive years of increases.
United States Attorneys indicted the most violent criminals on record last year.
Last year, the DOJ announced nearly $100 million in grant funding to hire hundreds of additional law enforcement officers.
President Trump is cracking down on the vile MS-13 gang that has brought violence to communities across the country.
In 2017, the DOJ worked with international partners to arrest and charge approximately 4,000 MS-13 members.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations arrested nearly 800 MS-13 members and associates in FY 2017, an 83 percent increase from the prior year.
President Trump signed an executive order to restore State and local law enforcement’s access to surplus equipment that can be used to help keep our communities safe.
President Trump enhanced and updated the Project Safe Neighborhoods program.
The DOJ announced the creation of the National Public Safety Partnership in 2017, launching a cooperative initiative with cities to reduce violent crime.
President Trump signed legislation to improve the Federal firearm background check system and keep guns out of the hands of dangerous criminals.
President Trump signed the First Step Act, which includes bipartisan reforms to make our Federal justice system fairer and our communities safer.
The First Step Act will help prepare inmates to successfully rejoin society, reducing recidivism and improving community safety.
This legislation includes commonsense sentencing reforms that will make our Federal justice system fairer while keeping violent criminals and sex offenders off our streets.