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Questions - Police, Crime and Curfew - July 22-23, 2014

Americans Favor Nighttime Curfews for Teens
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National Survey of 1,000 American Adults
Conducted July 22-23, 2014
By Rasmussen Reports


1* How serious a problem is crime in America today?


2* Over the past year, has crime in your community increased, decreased or stayed about the same?


3* Which is a bigger problem for the U.S. law enforcement and legal system - that too many innocent people are arrested or that too many criminals are set free?


4* Are there too many police officers in America or not enough, or are the number of police officers in this country about right?


5* Generally speaking, do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of the police in the area where you live?


6* Are the tactics used by police officers where you live too harsh, not harsh enough, or about right?


7* The City of Baltimore is about to impose a nightly curfew on those ages 16 and younger. They're caught out past curfew, their parents or guardians face fines up to $500.  How likely is it that Baltimore's curfew will reduce the level of youth crime in the city?


8* Do you favor or oppose such a curfew where you live?


 9* Which is more likely to reduce the level of youth crime - a curfew, more police officers on the street or more prosecutions of youth offenders?


NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence