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Ad blaming Cortez Masto for crime upticks as AG too narrow, misleads on blame
The NRSC ad says Nevada was ranked as the third most dangerous state by the time Cortez Masto left office, and that "murder went up 11 percent, robbery went up 28 percent, rape 51 percent" during her second term.
The NRSC cherry-picks a handful of short-term crime statistics to portray Cortez Masto as weak on crime enforcement. But the argument is flawed.
Experts agree that crime statistics are a crude way to measure safety, and Nevada has several quirks that inflate the numbers.
The ad claims that Cortez Masto "couldn’t keep us safe," but crime statistics have more to do with local law enforcement agencies than the state's attorney general. The NRSC offers no proven link connecting her actions as attorney general to a swing in murder, robbery and rape.
The statement contains an element of truth but leaves out important details. We rate the statement Mostly False.READ MORE