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Almost one-third of small businesses being negatively impacted by crime: poll

The poll surveyed 400 small businesses

Published: February 16, 2024 2:27pm

Nearly one-third of small, brick-and-mortar businesses have over the past several years been negatively impacted by street crime, according to a polls recently conducted by Job Creators Network Foundation.

The poll was conducted in January and was exclusively obtained by The Daily Caller. 

According to the survey, 31% of small businesses said that neighborhood crime has increased business costs due to expenses that had to be added due to security. 

Businesses that have $100,000 to $250,000 in revenue yearly were the most likely to say that neighborhood crime spiked up costs. 

“With historic inflation over the past three years, other challenges facing Main Street employers have often not been top of mind,” Elaine Parker, president of the Job Creators Network Foundation told The Daily Caller. 

“Lawlessness on the streets of American cities is one example," she said. "Our polling shows that nearly one-third of small businesses with a brick-and-mortar location are facing higher costs because of crime."

The poll surveyed 400 small businesses between Jan. 3 and 29 with a margin of error of +/-4.9 percent. 

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