Americans’ fear of crime has 40% saying ‘No’ to walking alone at night

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Revelations 6:4 Then another horse that was red went forth. Power was given to him who sat on it to take peace from the earth, causing people to kill one another. Then a great sword was given to him.

Important Takeaways:

  • 40% of Americans are afraid to walk alone at night — most in decades, poll says
  • Concerns about certain crimes are at their highest levels in decades, causing Americans to isolate themselves from their communities, according to new polling.
  • A recent Gallup poll found that 28% of Americans worry frequently or occasionally that they will be murdered, according to a Nov. 16 news release. That’s a near-record high.
  • Meanwhile, half of U.S. adults said they worry their car will be stolen or broken into, 37% worry they’ll be mugged and 32% are concerned about getting attacked while driving — near-record highs.
  • Additionally, the vast majority of Americans, 72%, worry they will fall victim to identity theft, according to the poll.
  • One-third, 34%, of Americans said concerns about crime prevent them from driving in certain areas of their communities, while 28% say these concerns keep them from attending events, including concerts, fairs and sporting games.
  • 28% of those polled said their anxiety about crime has prevented them from speaking to strangers.

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