Poll: 30 Percent of Americans Often Feel Unsafe in Public as Crime Rages in Cities

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Thirty percent of Americans sometimes feel unsafe in public as crime rages in American cities, according to an AP-NORC poll released May 26.

The poll asked, “How often would you say you feel unsafe in public because of your race or ethnicity?”

Thirty percent of respondents said they often or sometimes feel unsafe, while black Americans felt the most unsafe at 63 percent.

The findings come as the far-left have called for defunding police departments.

But according to Fox News on Tuesday, homicides have drastically increased from 2020:

  • 22 Percent Increase in Chicago
  • 127 Percent Increase in Los Angeles County
  • 113 Percent Increase in Minneapolis
  • 132 Percent Increase in Oakland
  • 800 Percent Increase in Portland

The National Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), which is the self-designated world’s largest organization law enforcement officers, walloped calls to defund the police.

The group’s national Vice President Joe Gamaldi said defunding police is “not a rational, nor reasonable policy position,” pointing to the high crime numbers.


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