American’s level of concern about crime and violence is at its highest point in 15 years, according to Gallup. Fifty-three percent of U.S. adults say they personally worry "a great deal" about crime and violence, an increase of 14 percentage points since 2014. This figure is the highest Gallup has measured since March 2001.
When Gallup first asked Americans about their level of concern regarding crime and violence in March 2001, 62 percent said they worried a great deal. That figure remains the highest level of worry in Gallup's 15-year trend on this question.
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