Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump described Chicago as a "warn-torn" country during Monday's first presidential debate.
"In Chicago, they've had thousands of shootings, thousands since January 1st. Thousands of shootings. And I'm saying, where is this? Is this a war-torn country? What are we doing? And we have to stop the violence," Trump said.
He then reiterated his support for the use of stop-and-frisk to combat Chicago's violence. Lester Holt, the debate moderator, noted that stop-and-frisk was found to be unconstitutional in New York.
"If you look at it, throughout the country, there are many places where it's allowed," Trump replied.
Trump went on to say that Chicago has had over 4,000 homicides since President Barack Obama first took office in 2009, and over 3,000 shootings so far this year.
"You need more police. You need a better community, you know, relation. You don't have good community relations in Chicago. It's terrible," the Republican said. "I have property there. It's terrible what's going on in Chicago."
For her part, Democrat Hillary Clinton called stop-and-frisk an "ineffective" policing tool.
She stressed the need to "address the systemic racism in our criminal justice system."
"We cannot just say law and order," Clinton said. "We have to say -- we have to come forward with a plan that is going to divert people from the criminal justice system, deal with mandatory minimum sentences, which have put too many people away for too long for doing too little."
The former Secretary of State also noted her support for "commonsense gun safety measures" to crack down on "military-style weapons on the streets" and prohibit people on the terrorist watch list from being allowed to buy a gun.
"In a lot of places, our police are outgunned," she added. "We need comprehensive background checks, and we need to keep guns out of the hands of those who will do harm."
Additionally, the two candidates sparred over Trump's tax returns, Clinton's emails, ISIS and much more.
Trump took Clinton to task over trade issues and jobs, while Clinton slammed Trump for his "racist behavior" and derogatory statements against women.
The next presidential debate is scheduled for Sunday, October 9. The vice presidential candidates will debate Tuesday, October 4.