Crime, a serious problem? Only in some people’s minds

From Harper’s Index:

Percentage of Americans who say that the nation’s crime rates are getting worse: 77

Who say that crime is an “extremely serious” or “very serious” problem in their local area: 17

Percentage decrease in murders in the United States in the past year: 12

Percentage decrease in murder in New York City in the past year: 12

In shootings: 25

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