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Questions - Crime - September 9-10, 2013

46% Say America Less Safe If Only Cops, Military Have Guns
38% Say Crime Up Where They Live
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National Survey of 1,000 Adults
Conducted September 9-10, 2013
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* How likely is it that the current economic conditions in the country will lead to increased crime?


4* 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?


5* Is the United States more safe or less safe that most other countries, or is the level of public safety about the same?


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


7* Have you ever been stopped by the police for something other than a traffic offense?


8* Suppose that only government officials such as the police and military personnel were allowed to have guns. Would that make America more safe or less safe than it is now, or would the level of safety be about the same?

9* Do you live in a city, a suburb, or a rural area?

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