Voters’ Attitudes on Crime and Public Safety

A national survey explores public attitudes related to crime and perceptions of the two parties on the issue.

Over the past two years, the United States has experienced an increase in crime, particularly violent crime. This research project by the Center for American Progress Action Fund explores voters’ attitudes around the issue, including the major reasons that crime has increased, how the public views the two parties’ policies on the issue, and potential solutions that will increase public safety.

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