Americans' anxiety and concern about crime has returned to its 2019 pre-pandemic levels, after a lull in 2020.
That's according to a recent Gallup poll.
Frequent and/or occasional worry about violent crimes or property crimes increased between 5-9 percentage points over the last year, says Gallup. The specific crimes include:
- getting mugged
- having their car stolen or broken into
- having their home burglarized when they are at home or away from home
- being attacked while driving
- being a victim of identity theft
- getting murdered and being a victim of terrorism
Fear of crimes that did not statistically see a change in comparison with 2020 are:
- having a school-aged child physically harmed at school
- being assaulted or killed by a coworker
- being a victim of a hate crime
- being sexually assaulted
- having one's personal information stolen by computer hackers
Gallup has been tracking crime concerns among US adults since 2000, adding in categories like identity theft in 2009 and computer hacking in 2017.
"Concerns about these two cybercrimes have consistently outpaced the other crimes since they first appeared on the list," says Gallup.
Read entire crime poll results in Gallup's article here.