According to a new Trafalgar Group poll, the majority of Americans felt safer under former President Donald Trump than under President Biden — 67.9% reported feeling less safe.
From The Washington Examiner:
The survey included 1,079 respondents, with only 27.1% reporting they feel as safe today as they did two years ago. A slight plurality of likely Democratic voters, 47.8%, reported they felt safe versus only 9.8% of Republican voters reporting the same.
The FBI aggregated crime data from over 15,000 of the 18,000 law enforcement agencies in 2020, finding that crime had increased since 2017, with 385.5 crimes committed per 100,000 people. Despite the increase, levels have yet to rise to the record set in 2010, which saw 404.5 crimes per 100,000.
Reported robberies in 2022 have already increased by more than 13% to 6,963 robberies so far, according to the Major Cities Chiefs Association, a group comprising chiefs of police across U.S. cities. Aggravated assaults increased by almost 3% with 3,975 more reported this year compared to 2021.