It’s no longer a perception that New Yorkers believe that the crime rate is too damn high.
Three out of four voters in New York City believe crime is a very serious problem in Gotham, according to a Quinnipiac College Poll. This is the highest percentage, 74%, since the poll started in 1999.
“The number shows the urgency of the issue. The number is so different from what we’ve seen in the past,” Quinnipiac Poll analyst Mary Snow said.
A full 65% of residents polled said they were personally worried about being the victim of a crime, since there is such a rise in subways and random street violence.
Nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of New Yorkers said they are dissatisfied with the way things are going in the city today.
However, 64% of NYC voters believe Mayor Eric Adams will curb the increase in crime despite seven NYPD officers being shot since taking office Jan. 1. Those polled said they are optimistic about the next four years with Adams as mayor, compared to 27 percent who didn’t with the rest undecided.