An October 2022 Morning Consult poll found that 74% thought violent crime was increasing nationally.
From the FBI:
The FBI’s crime statistics estimates for 2022 show that national violent crime decreased an estimated 1.7% in 2022 compared to 2021 estimates:
- Murder and non-negligent manslaughter recorded a 2022 estimated nationwide decrease of 6.1% compared to the previous year.
- In 2022, the estimated number of offenses in the revised rape category saw an estimated 5.4% decrease.
- Aggravated assault in 2022 decreased an estimated 1.1% in 2022.
- Robbery showed an estimated increase of 1.3% nationally.