70% of Likely US Voters think violent crime is “out of control,” by a 65% to 23% spread, blacks say that district attorneys refusing to prosecute accused criminals increases crime

Aug 19, 2021 | Survey

A new poll by Rasmussen Reports finds a great deal of agreement across races and sexes regarding crime and law enforcement. Blacks are only slightly more concerned about the recent increase in violent crime than whites, though Hispanics are more concerned. Blacks are also not very concerned about police being “too tough on violent crime,” and they are the one racial group that believes the police don’t have the necessary resources to do their job. By 67% to 20% Blacks think that it is wrong for politicians who vote to defund police to use tax dollars for private security.

Seventy-three percent (73%) of voters say letting accused violent criminals out of jail without bail while they wait for trial increases violent crime. Fourteen percent (14%) disagree and 13% are not sure. By a 64% to 19% spread, blacks say that letting people out without bail increases crime.

— Seventy percent (70%) of voters say district attorneys refusing to prosecute accused criminals contributes to rising violent crime. By a 65% to 23% spread, blacks say that district attorneys refusing to prosecute accused criminals increases crime.

— Sixty-one percent (61%) believe early release of criminals from prison contributes to violent crime. By a 50% to 27% spread, blacks say that early release of criminals from prison increases crime.

— Fifty-two percent (52%) believe prohibiting police from engaging in pursuits contributes to violent crime. By a 49% to 37% spread, blacks say that prohibiting police from engaging in pursuits contributes to violent crime.

Here are some of the polling results.

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