Poll: Majority say they are concerned about rising crime in US cities

People want to feel safe.  In most parts of America, the major States like Illinois, New York, California, Oregon and State of Washington, being out and about is dangerous.

“Seventy-seven percent of respondents say they are concerned that crime is rising in the nation’s cities, while 46 percent of respondents said they were concerned about rising crime in their own communities.

“At the same time they see an increase of violence and crime and are concerned that prosecutors are not prosecuting the crimes — they blame the protests and the high unemployment when asked what is responsible for the spike in violence,” said Harvard CAPS/Harris polling director Mark Penn. “They also single out social media for being used to coordinate violence and in their view not doing much to curb it.”

It should be noted that Democrats have either approved of the violence or silent—NONE have opposed it—at least the National Democrats like Biden, Pelosi, Schumer.

Poll: Majority say they are concerned about rising crime in US cities

By Julia Manchester, The Hill,  7/27/20  

A majority of Americans say they are concerned about rising crime in U.S. cities, according to a new Harvard CAPS/Harris poll released exclusively to The Hill on Monday.

Seventy-seven percent of respondents say they are concerned that crime is rising in the nation’s cities, while 46 percent of respondents said they were concerned about rising crime in their own communities.

“At the same time they see an increase of violence and crime and are concerned that prosecutors are not prosecuting the crimes — they blame the protests and the high unemployment when asked what is responsible for the spike in violence,” said Harvard CAPS/Harris polling director Mark Penn. “They also single out social media for being used to coordinate violence and in their view not doing much to curb it.”

A New York Times analysis published earlier this month showed that overall crime down is done 5.3 percent in 25 large U.S. cities in relation to last year. Violent crime was down 2 percent, according to the findings. 

However, murder in the same 25 cities is up 16.1 percent compared to 2019, according to the Times. 

New York’s homicide rate for the first half of 2020 is up 23 percent over 2019, according to the city’s police department.

New York police reported 205 citywide shooting incidents in June 2020, compared to 89 in June 2019, marking a 130.3 percent increase. Burglary in the city also increased, with 1,783 incidents reported in June 2020 compared to 817 in June 2019. 

In Chicago, homicides rose 39 percent between the last week of June and the first week of July of this year, according to the city’s police department.

The development come as calls to defund police departments amid nationwide protests over racial injustice grow louder. The Trump administration, in turn, has touted a staunch “law and order” message. 

President Trump announced last week that he would send federal law enforcement officers into Chicago and Albuquerque, N.M., as part of his crackdown on what he has called an unchecked surge of violence in Democratic-run cities.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) has slammed the move and has instead called on the administration to focus on solutions to curbing gun violence. 

The Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll online survey of 1,932 registered voters was conducted on July 21-23. It is a collaboration of the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard University and The Harris Poll. The Hill will be working with Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll throughout 2020.

Full poll results will be posted online later this week. The survey is an online sample drawn from the Harris Panel and weighted to reflect known demographics. As a representative online sample, it does not report a probability confidence interval.

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Comments

  1. Really??? says

    This would make a great night club skit….. How do you want to see crime increase? Vote Democrat.

    Headline Alert….! Democrat run Cities and States have highest crime rates. Majority of public opinion? Crime must stop. (Duh!)

    They vote Democrat and then wonder why society goes to heck.

    E.g. The City of Santa Barbara closed its main street (State St.) Everyone on council went ooooo and ahhhh. It has been over a month now. The crazies (who have always been around) now feel emboldened. Yesterday one tried to break in the glass doors of Union Bank. The same loony that was escorted out of Farmers and Merchants 10 minute earlier. More drugs and anti social behavior then before. The entire council and mayor are Democrats. The anti social attitude is the basis of this one action…closing a street….think this sounds like San Francisco??? you becha

  2. William Hicks says

    We thought this kind of crime ended with the 60’s and 70’s when we thought The Weather Underground and Black Panthers seemingly died. But they just went further underground and have risen again with ANTIFA and BLM.

    Many of those in high positions of The Weather Underground and Black Panthers became politicians and educators.

    • Really??? says

      The Weather Underground did no such thing. One of their top people was the chief of Staff for 3rd District Supervisor Gail Marshall. He lives in Santa Ynez. He should be serving life for what they did. Instead he is considered by the Democrats to be a great guy. (ignore he helped pan murder and rebellion).

      Oh did I forget to mention the good friends of Obama and Biden?

      • The Captive says

        It figures – now go figure that Obama the first illegal president and most at fault for the incursion and indoctrination of the political ideology of nazi-islam in the CA schools is still at large because the Democraps see no wrong in that criminal ideology that is scamming our taxes for their jihad even now and forever if we do not DEFUND AND DEPORT . Evil at the highest order still allowed to destroy FREEDOM LOVING INDIVIDUALS who are infidels in a once free land, Their mosques of war still allowed to stand -even after 9/11 –apparently that was not enough and all the slaughter they have caused in the USA after that act of war. Who is sick and into denial still?

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