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Americans Say Crime Up, Too Many Criminals Walking

The FBI insists that violent crime is down in America despite the jump in the murder rate in several major cities, but Americans aren’t buying it.

Thirty-four percent (34%) of American Adults say crime in their community has increased over the past year. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone and online survey finds just nine percent (9%) say crime has decreased where they live. Fifty-two percent (52%) say it’s stayed about the same. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on October 2-3, 2016 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on October 2-3, 2016 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

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