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45% of American Adults say crime has increased in their community over the past year

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Ridgewood NJ, after a year in which many cities set new homicide records, a plurality of Americans say crime is getting worse in their communities.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 45% of American Adults say crime has increased in their community over the past year. That’s a sharp rise from January 2018, when just 28% said crime in their community had increased. Only nine percent (9%) now say crime has decreased in their community the past year, while 40% say the level of crime has remained about the same.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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2 thoughts on “45% of American Adults say crime has increased in their community over the past year

  1. Increasing crime is the fault of progressive Democrat DA’s.
    Look at Alvin Bragg the new Manhattan DA who says he won’t prosecute a multitude of crimes from resisting arrest to armed robbery. How stupid is that?

    The police can arrest criminals all day long but if DA’s won’t prosecute criminals they go unpunished and crime rises. And make no mistake…criminals are becoming more brazen because of progressive Democrat policies.

    Vote for conservative law and order candidates in every election or crime will continue to worsen.

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  2. It is exactly why there are people brazenly stealing items from stores in the fill knowledge that as long as they steal below a certain dollar amount, it’s basically free. Actions have consequences. But, don’t worry. All these billionaire small businesses can afford to lose their livlihoods.

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