Record number of Americans believe that local crime has increased over the last year, per the findings from a new Gallup poll.
In total, 56% of American adults claim that there has been an increase in local crime. Press TV reported that this figure marked “a five point increase over last year.” On the other hand, 76% of Americans believe there is more crime nationally compared to last year.
Per the latest Gallup poll, 73% of Republicans believe crime in their area has risen over the past year. By contrast, 51% of independents and 42% of Democrats expressed a similar statement.
The survey studied 13 different crimes, with six of them rising markedly. Concerns about children’s safety at school has surged by 13%.