Poll: Public supports tough anti-crime stance

A Mitofsky national telephone poll found a continued hardening of attitudes toward crime, with overwhelming support for tougher sentences and more resources for police and use of the military in fighting crime. The actions with the largest increases in support—though still at the lowest level of public acceptance—were to enable citizens to own guns to protect themselves (53%, up from 39% in February 2007) and to take justice into their own hands (45%, up from 26%). (consulta.com)

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