Security officials grinning over latest opinion poll

Law enforcement officials are patting themselves on the back over the results of another public opinion survey. The results show that 39 percent of those surveyed believe that crime has increased.

Security officials note that in May 2010 the same question drew an affirmative response from 77 percent of those questioned.

However, the Cid Gallup survey also shows that 41 percent believe that there is no change in crime and just 19 percent think that crime has declined.

That still is a significant change from January when 91 percent said that crime had increased or remained unchanged. Just 10 percent said crime decreased in the January survey. So the change is about 9 percent.

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