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More than a fifth of American adults fear being attacked in their own neighborhood

More than a fifth of US adults fear being attacked or threatened in their own neighborhoods, and blacks and other minorities worry about it far more than whites, a new poll shows.

Pollsters found that 19 percent of white respondents in the past year were concerned about being attacked in their community, compared to 25 percent of blacks, 26 percent of Latinos and 36 percent of Native Americans.

The results came as President Joe Biden, a Democrat, traveled Tuesday to Pennsylvania, a battlefield in the upcoming midterm elections, to improve its crime prevention record and blast Republicans for their support for gun rights.

The survey of some 4,200 adults between June and July follows a worrying series of brazen crimes, from armed moped thieves terrorizing Manhattan to the Buffalo grocery store shooting in May that killed 10 black people.

About 30 percent also said crime was a “serious problem” in their neighborhood — again with mixed responses from respondents who were white (28 percent), black (35 percent), Latino (35 percent), Asian (21 percent), and Native American (40 percent). were. .

More than a fifth of US adults fear being attacked or threatened in their neighborhoods, and Black, Latino and Native Americans worry far more than whites, according to a survey of about 4,200 adults conducted between June and July

More than a fifth of US adults fear being attacked or threatened in their neighborhoods, and Black, Latino and Native Americans worry far more than whites, according to a survey of about 4,200 adults conducted between June and July

About 30 percent of those surveyed said they were concerned about crime in their neighborhoods, like this 74-year-old woman who was assaulted by an unidentified person in midtown Manhattan earlier this month

About 30 percent of those surveyed said they were concerned about crime in their neighborhoods, like this 74-year-old woman who was assaulted by an unidentified person in midtown Manhattan earlier this month

President Joe Biden, a Democrat, was en route to Pennsylvania Tuesday, a battleground in the upcoming midterm elections, to speak about his crime prevention record and blast Republicans for their support for gun rights

President Joe Biden, a Democrat, was en route to Pennsylvania Tuesday, a battleground in the upcoming midterm elections, to speak about his crime prevention record and blast Republicans for their support for gun rights

Murder rates in Los Angeles are now at a 15-year high. In the first six months of 2022, 181 homicides were committed in the city – a 34 percent increase from the average number of homicides in the same period between 2015 and 2019.

Homicides are up in Pennsylvania, but overall crime appears to be falling.

Republican candidate for governor Doug Mastriano has accused his Democratic rival Josh Shapiro of being lenient with crime as the state’s twice-elected attorney general.

At a recent event, Mastriano slammed the Democrat, saying he’s “standing aside” as killings surge across the state.

Republican nominee for the US Senate, Dr. Mehmet Oz, a heart surgeon-turned-TV star, tried to smother Democratic nominee Lt. gov. John Fetterman to portray as extreme and ruthless in crime politics.

The White House said Biden will use his visit to Pennsylvania on Tuesday to urge Republicans to oppose his proposal to restore a ban on assault weapons, including the AR-15, which have gained popularity in recent years.

Both parties worked together in a rare effort to pass bipartisan gun safety legislation earlier this year following massacres in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas, but Biden has repeatedly said more needs to be done.

There were 181 homicides in the city in the first six months of the year, a 34 percent increase from the average number of homicides in the same period between 2015 and 2019

There were 181 homicides in the city in the first six months of the year, a 34 percent increase from the average number of homicides in the same period between 2015 and 2019

The poll follows a series of worrying crimes, including the Buffalo grocery store shooting in May that killed 10 black people.

The poll follows a series of worrying crimes, including the Buffalo grocery store shooting in May that killed 10 black people.

In Wilkes-Barre, a town near Biden’s hometown of Scranton, the President will also address the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol and the role of law enforcement in defending Congress.

“The police were heroes that day,” Biden said last month.

“Donald Trump lacked the courage to act. The brave women and men in blue across this nation should never forget that. You can’t be pro-riot and pro-police.’

Former President Trump, whom many blame for the riot, will hold his own rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday.

Biden has unveiled a $37 billion plan to fight crime and boost law enforcement resources, including hiring and training 100,000 police officers over five years, clearing court backlogs and preventing violence.

It’s unclear if crime will become a key issue in November.

According to a recent AP-NORC poll, just 11 percent of US adults named crime or violence as one of the top five issues they think the government should work on over the next year.

New York City police are investigating a shooting in Brooklyn this week. According to recent surveys, more than one-fifth of US adults fear being attacked or threatened in their own neighborhood

New York City police are investigating a shooting in Brooklyn this week. According to recent surveys, more than one-fifth of US adults fear being attacked or threatened in their own neighborhood

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Andrew Kugle

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