Extra Time: New poll raises eyebrows about perception of NYC crime

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Thursday, July 13, 2023
Extra Time: New poll raises eyebrows about perception of NYC crime
In this edition of 'Eyewitness News Extra Time,' we reveal the results of a new poll that surveyed New Yorkers and their concerns about crime in the city.We reveal the results of a Siena College poll that surveyed New Yorkers and their concerns about crime in the city.

NEW YORK (WABC) -- In this edition of 'Eyewitness News Extra Time,' we reveal the results of a new poll that surveyed New Yorkers and their concerns about crime in the city.

According to a new poll from Siena College, most New Yorkers fear they will soon be victims of violent crime.

One in five New Yorkers admitted to buying a gun for protection, and three in five feared they would be victims of a crime.

This comes despite different statistics from the police department, showing crime actually has been down since last year. But the fear persists, and as Eyewitness News reporter Michelle Charlesworth found, for many people, perception is reality.

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