Public assessment of crime as a serious issue U.S. 2000-2021

Percentage of the U.S. population that assesses crime as a serious problem from 2000 to 2021, nationwide and local

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Release date

November 2021


United States

Survey time period

2000 to 2021

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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