Crime

Jan 15, 2019

Q. Do you think the following types of crime have increased or decreased over the last few years? 

  NET: Decreased NET: Increased Decreased a lot Decreased a little Increased a little Increased a lot Jan 18 NET: Increased
Drug-related crime 7% 66% 2% 4% 29% 37% 76%
Youth gang crime 7% 65% 2% 5% 26% 38% 70%
Domestic violence 8% 59% 2% 6% 32% 26% 63%
Violent crime (e.g. assault, murder) 10% 55% 2% 8% 32% 23% 60%
Burglary 11% 49% 2% 9% 28% 22% 57%
White-collar crime (e.g. fraud, corporate crime) 8% 48% 2% 6% 29% 20% 55%
Car theft 13% 44% 3% 10% 25% 19% 53%

The majority believe that drug-related crime (66%), Youth gang crime (65%), domestic violence (59%) and violent crime (55%) have all increased over the past few years. Fewer people thought all types of crime were increasing than 12 months ago.

People aged 55+ were more likely to believe crime has increased in the past few years, while those aged 18-34 were less likely.

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