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Is Violence in America Going Up or Down?

See how your own perception of crime in America stacks up against the reality.
Source: Ricardo Arduengo / Reuters

Americans don’t feel safe. More than half worry about crime and violence, the highest rate seen in 15 years. Nearly the same proportion over the next decade. And doesn’t it feel like things are getting worse? Each week offers a new horror—the massacre in Orlando, five dead officers in Dallas, a man bleeding out before the world on Facebook Live. “Crime is out of control, and rapidly getting worse,” Donald Trump “Not good!”

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