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40% Believe Law Enforcement Can Dramatically Reduce Gang Violence

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Americans are fairly evenly divided as to whether law enforcement agencies can dramatically reduce gun violence among inner city gangs. Forty percent (40%) say it is possible; 33% disagree, and 27% are not sure, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)

As for the members of these gangs, criminologist David Kennedy says in his book Don’t Shoot   that, contrary to popular opinion, they don’t make a lot of money and don’t like the violent life style.

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The survey of 1,000 American Adults was conducted on April 4-5, 2013 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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