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Public assessment of crime as a serious issue U.S. 2000-2020

The statistic shows the percentage of the U.S. population that assesses crime as a serious problem from 2000 to 2020, on a nationwide and local scale. The most recent survey was done in October 2020. In 2020, about 51 percent of respondents said crime was a serious or extremely serious problem in the United States, but only 10 percent felt their area had a serious problem with crime.

Percentage of the U.S. population that assesses crime as a serious problem from 2000 to 2020, nationwide and local

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Source

Release date

October 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

2000 to 2020

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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