Gallup's Jim Norman takes a look at the results of Gallup polls over the past seven years which reveal the young, poor, and city dwellers are 17% more likely to be victims of a crime than the national average.
Gallup surveyed adults from 2009 to 2015 and asked if they had been victims of seven different distinct types of crime. While there were small differences in terms of demographic and geographic location, it was age, income, and place of residence that had the clearest effect:
Those younger than 30 are most likely to be crime victims no matter where they live or how much they earn. Those with the lowest household incomes are more likely than other income groups to be victims no matter how old they are or where they live. Much of the same is true for city dwellers.
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