A poll released Tuesday afternoon shows that most Detroiters see a positive change in fighting crime since James Craig took over as chief.
The survey, done by Target-Insyght, was done over a 2-day period (November 6th and 7th) with a sample of 500 Detroit residents. It has a margin of error of +/- 4.5%.
According to the survey the majority of Detroiters:
- Sense positive change in fighting crime
- See major improvements in crime fighting in the next 2 years
Feel safe in their homes at night
More from the survey:
Police Chief James Craig
Job Rating -- Doing a Good Job
66% give the Chief a Positive Job rating
17% give the Chief a Negative Job rating
Favorable Rating -- They Like Him
72% give the Chief a Favorable rating
14% give the Chief an Unfavorable rating
Direction of Crime Fighting – Unsure but lean – "things are moving in the Right Direction"
38% Right Direction
21% Wrong Track
Looking 2 Years ahead – Stopping Crime in Detroit – Definitely will be better
67% -Believe stopping crime in the Detroit will be better
40% - See stopping crime Much to Significant better in the next 2 years
Feel Safe at home at night – Detroiters by and large feel safe in their homes
73% -- Detroiters say they feel safe in their homes at night
Victims of Crime – in the last year almost a quarter have been a victim - Young Adults Higher
22% indicate they were a victim of crime in the last year
45% of those under-35 years of age indicated they were a victim
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