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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Concern About Crime is Up

At The Daily Beast last year, Lloyd Green said that crime would return as a major national issue.
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From New York to Chicago, Baltimore to New Orleans, and Milwaukee to Dallas, the hydra-headed scourges of crime, murder, and mayhem have returned. And as the country hurtles toward 2016, this grim reality could prove to be a political nightmare for the Democrats. But, for the Republicans, crime represents a well-trodden pathway to power.
He was right.  Gallup reports:
Americans' level of concern about crime and violence is at its highest point in 15 years. 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.