This year’s record-high rise in local crime builds upon last year’s sharp increase. In addition to the 56% who say there is more local crime this year, 28% think there is less and 14% think the level has stayed the same.
On the national front, beyond the 78% of Americans who currently think there is more crime in the U.S., 13% say there is less and 7% think there is about the same amount.
Last October, with Joe Biden in the White House and after the FBI released its 2020 crime statistics showing a sharp increase in murders in the U.S., the percentage of people who said there was more local crime increased from 38% to 67%..
Find out how your city is current affected: Local Crime Report