October 18, 2016

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Americans Are Wrong About Rising Crime Rates, And That's Bad For The Nation (CHARLIE SORREL 10.18.16, Co.exist)


Crime in the U.S. has nosedived, and yet U.S. citizens think that it is worse than ever. When polled, 69% of U.S. voters said they thought that crime in their country was higher now than two decades ago. The same number also think that crime is worse this year than last year. And yet, when asked about the crime in their own neighborhoods, these poll respondents had a much more positive view of the situation. Only 37% thought that crime in their own part of town was worse than a year prior and just 32% thought that local crime was worse than 20 years ago.

The poll of 2,000 respondents, conducted by Vox Media, also broke down crime by type and found that "a majority of Americans said there was more violent crime, drug crime, theft, and white-collar crime."

Meanwhile, the FBI's statistics show the opposite to be true.

Posted by at October 18, 2016 5:16 PM

  

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