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Americans Are Overestimating Crime

Americans Are Overestimating Crime
(Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP)

Americans are freaked out about crime in the United States. As many as eight in 10 say it’s a major problem. They rank it ahead of health care and poverty, perennial priorities. Solid majorities believe that crime is worse today than it was 30 years ago, which is not even close to true, despite record increases in homicides in 2020.

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