Americans will never stop fearing crime on a profound, primal level. Their news media will make sure of that. Even if crime in their region drops to zero, they will fear that the nation at large is on a slippery slope. A 2019 gallup poll showed that while 38% of people believed that crime was on the rise in their local area, 78% believed it was on the rise nationwide, even though it’s been trending downwards since the ’90s. Yes, even during the pandemic.
So with so many people living in fear of being victimized by crime, you’d think there would be plenty of open mindedness regarding potential solutions. So please, approach these potential solutions with an open mind. They’ve been subjected to considerable testing and study. So even if they seem fanciful, too good to be true, or agenda-driven, they have the backing of cold, hard analysis.
This is an encore of one of our previous lists, as presented by our YouTube host Simon Whistler. Read the full list!