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Americans More worried About Crime Than They Have Been Since Before 9/11

April 12, 2016  | 

Americans are more concerned about crime than they have been at any point since the turn of the century, according to a new poll, exceeding levels of concern about things like terrorism, climate change and illegal immigration.

The spike in concern comes after violent crimes increased during at least part of 2015, with murder rates spiking in a number of large cities, prompting increased media coverage, the Washington Post reports.

In a Gallup poll last month, more than half of Americans (53 percent) said they worried “a great deal” about crime and violence in the country. This is the highest level Gallup has recorded since it first began asking that question in 2001, when more than six in 10 Americans said they were very worried about the subject.

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kevCopAz @ 4/12/2016 6:45 PM

as they should be! AND if the Dems and Libs have their way and change or drop the laws that stopped the wave of violence under Bill Clinton administration then we "aint seen nothing yet!". If they succeed and take away the punishments to "free the poor folks caught up in these draconian laws" combine this with the anti-police crap which has caused many police to stop trying so hard and we will have a surge in violent crime and crime in general that will make the 80's look peaceful. I hope folks remember any of the politicians that will cause this future disaster.

Sheriffs Explorer Sgt. @ 4/12/2016 9:00 PM

People are stupid, the politicians won't be blamed by the majority. The Police will be blamed of course. They want to decriminalize drugs so these poor black nonviolent offenders don't have to sit in prison. Well thats where they belong. These "nonviolent" offenders are causing a lot of our country's crime.

OK then @ 4/13/2016 6:28 AM

At least some of the general public isn't falling for the "overall crime is down" line.

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