AZ Snapshot: Safety Issues

Posted on September 14, 2016 • Category: Law and Order


More than one-fourth of all U.S. parents fear for their child’s safety at school.
Mothers, minority and lower-income parents are most likely to express concerns.

U.S. Parents’ Fears for Child’s Safety at School Unchanged

Gallup Analytics, August 19, 2016


The concerns that people feel about the safety of our schools, neighborhoods and communities affect how we relate to the people around us. What safety precautions are we taking and how do our concerns affect how we participate in community life? Arizonans indicate more concerns about safety and the justice system than the national average.

Recent Gallup data include Arizona responses to the following questions:

Do you feel safe walking alone at night in the city or area where you live? – Yes



Within the last 12 months, have you had money or property stolen from you or another household member? - Yes



Within the last 12 months, have you been assaulted or mugged? - Yes



Is crime a serious problem in the city of area where you live? – Yes



Do you have confidence in the judicial system and courts? - Yes



24% U.S. adults (ages 18 to 29) who have personally been the victim of at least one of seven common crimes.
Young, Poor, Urban Dwellers Most Likely to Be Crime Victims  

Gallup U.S. Crime Victimization Rates, 2009-2015