Posted on June 1, 2016 • Category: Law and Order
Americans who worry a "great deal" about crime and violence;
44% are concerned about drug use.
Gallup Analytics, April 6, 2016
The sense of safety that people feel in their neighborhoods and communities is an important factor in their overall quality of life and well-being.
When Arizonans were asked if they feel safe walking alone at night in the city or area where they live, women (39%) were almost twice as likely as men (20%) to express concern. Among Arizona Latinos, 41% express concern about their safety on the streets.
Americans' level of concern about crime and violence is at its highest point in 15 years. While violent crime is down significantly from the 1990's, many large U.S. cities report spikes in 2015 according to the FBI’s 2015 Uniform Crime Report. Women, the poor, urbanites and nonwhites express the greatest concern over their safety. How does Arizona compare to the nation on three law and order issues?
A number of Gallup reports address issues of personal safety and citizen concerns that crime and violence are increasing.
|46%||U.S. women who are fearful of walking along at night, compared to men (26%). Fear about walking along at night is also generally higher among low-income groups and urban dwellers.
In U.S., Women, Poor, Urbanites Most Fearful of Walking Alone
Gallup Analytics, November 10, 2015
|46%||Americans who believe there is more crime in their local area compared with a year ago.
About Half of U.S. Adults Say Local Crime is on the Rise
Gallup Analytics, October 26, 2015