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38% Say Crime Up Where They Live

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Most Americans think crime remains a serious problem in the country today, but only one-in-five think the United States is not as safe as most other countries in the world.

Eighty-nine percent (89%) of American Adults say crime is a somewhat serious problem in this country, with 46% who think it’s a Very Serious one. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just nine percent (9%) believe crime is not very or Not At All Serious in America today. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

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The survey of 1,000 Adults was conducted on September 9-10, 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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