You Vote: Do you feel less safe in your day-to-day life amid the current crime wave?

More than a dozen cities hit all-time homicide records last year

Updated: January 28, 2022 - 5:31pm

The Facts Inside Our Reporter’s Notebook

The U.S. is experiencing a surge in crime.

After a historic spike in violent crime in 2020, homicides continued to rise last year and into this year, though at a slower rate.

At least 13 cities broke their homicide records in 2021. A record number of police officers were also killed on-duty last year, especially in ambush-style murders. In cities such as Los Angeles and San Francisco, theft and looting continue to devastate local businesses. And in New York, crime has largely contributed to a massive drop in subway ridership over the last month.

As these stories dominate headlines and the Biden administration scrambles to address the violence, has your life been affected by this crime wave? Here's your chance to weigh in:

Do you feel less safe in your day-to-day life amid the current crime wave?

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