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(POLL) 41% of Americans believe crime rates still rising

While U.S. government officials say crime decreased last year, few Americans believe this is true where they live.

That’s according to the latest Rasmussen Reports.

The survey found that 41% of American adults say crime has increased in their community over the past year. Only 14% think crime in their community has decreased, while 38% believe crime has stayed about the same over the past year. 

Two years ago, 45% said crime had increased in their community. 

Last year saw “double-digit declines in homicide across nearly 70 of America’s largest cities” compared to 2022, according to U.S. Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco

However, only 15% of Democrats, 13% of Republicans and 14% of those unaffiliated with either major party say crime decreased in their communities over the past year. 

A majority (50%) of Republicans believe crime increased in their community, as do 37% of Democrats and 38% of the unaffiliated.  

To see survey question wording, click here.

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2 thoughts on “(POLL) 41% of Americans believe crime rates still rising”

  1. Thomas Joseph Hussman

    Crime statistics always contain subjective information. ALWAYS. The chameleons who waste their lives telling lies about crime statistics are fiction writers. ALL CRIME STATISTICS CONTAIN LIES AND DISTORTIONS.

  2. “While U.S. government officials say crime decreased last year,” Ah yes, those “government numbers. Take your pick; there are a plethora of them. Could it be that certain crimes are now virtues? You know, like stealing shoplifting and strong-arming because you are poor or “underserved”? Or could it be that cops have one hand tied behind their backs? Or is it the DA’s letting criminals go? “Take your pick”.

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