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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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