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Most Americans predict crime will increase during Joe Biden’s administration. A national phone and online survey shows that 41 percent of American adults believe crime will rise during Biden’s presidency.

Only 28 percent expect crime to decrease.

Twenty-one percent believe it will stay the same while 10 percent are not sure.

Nearly 70 percent (69 percent) of Republicans expect crime to rise nationally during Biden’s tenure. Forty-seven percent of Democrats believe it will decline.

Sixty-one percent of Americans oppose reducing the law enforcement budget in the community where they live to put more money into social services.

That is a two-point increase since June.

Only 24 percent of Americans favor defunding the police where they live.

Author: Jacob Hall