Percentage of the U.S. population that assesses crime as a serious problem from 2000 to 2018, nationwide and local

Public assessment of crime as a serious issue in the U.S. 2000-2018 The statistic shows the percentage of the U.S. population that assesses crime as a serious problem from 2000 to 2018, on a nationwide and local scale. The most recent survey was done in October 2018. In 2018, about 48 percent of the respondents said crime was a serious or extremely serious problem in the United States, but only nine percent felt their area had a serious problem with crime.
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In the United StatesIn your area
201848%9%
201759%12%
201660%14%
201559%12%
201455%16%
201355%13%
201154%11%
201060%13%
200955%12%
200851%11%
200757%15%
200656%12%
200549%12%
200442%8%
200354%11%
200060%12%
In the United StatesIn your area
201848%9%
201759%12%
201660%14%
201559%12%
201455%16%
201355%13%
201154%11%
201060%13%
200955%12%
200851%11%
200757%15%
200656%12%
200549%12%
200442%8%
200354%11%
200060%12%
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The statistic shows the percentage of the U.S. population that assesses crime as a serious problem from 2000 to 2018, on a nationwide and local scale. The most recent survey was done in October 2018. In 2018, about 48 percent of the respondents said crime was a serious or extremely serious problem in the United States, but only nine percent felt their area had a serious problem with crime.
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Release date
October 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2000 to 2018
Number of respondents
about 1,005 respondents each year
Age group
18 years and older
Method of interview
Telephone interview
Supplementary notes
The statistic above only shows the Top-Two boxes "extremely serious" and "very serious".

During the survey, this question was posed as follows: "Overall, how would you describe the problem of crime in the United States/in the area where you live -- is it extremely serious, very serious, moderately serious, not too serious, or not serious at all?"
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