Majority of Americans say we need more cops, poll shows

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Crime is a major problem in the United States and a majority of Americans say there aren’t enough police on the streets, according to a new poll from Rasmussen Reports.

A huge number — 89 percent, to be exact — say crime is a serious problem, 37 percent say they’ve seen more crime in their community in the last year and 51 percent of Americans say we need more police on the streets.

The poll also shows that 46 percent think we’d be less safe if only the police and military were allowed to own guns.

And while they’d like to see more police, they’d also like to see better enforcement from police and the legal system.

Of those surveyed, 58 percent say a big problem is that too many criminals are set free.

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