Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy

The Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS)
Fall 2015 Data Tables

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Q22a. Thinking about law enforcement issues, to what extent, if any, would you say violent crimes (e.g., rape, assault, homicide, etc.) are currently (or have recently been) problems in your jurisdiction?

Jurisdiction Type Crosstabulation
% within Jurisdiction Type
  Jurisdiction Type Total
County Township City Village
Thinking about law enforcement issues, to what extent, if any, would you say violent crimes (e.g., rape, assault, homicide, etc.) are currently (or have recently been) problems in your jurisdiction? Not a Problem at all 8% 42% 32% 54% 41%
Not much of a Problem 54% 46% 52% 36% 46%
Somewhat of a Problem 29% 5% 11% 3% 7%
Significant Problem 7% 0% 3% 1% 1%
Don't Know 3% 6% 1% 6% 5%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

Population Size Crosstabulation
% within Population Size
  Population Size Total
<1500 1500-5000 5001-10000 10001-30000 >30000
Thinking about law enforcement issues, to what extent, if any, would you say violent crimes (e.g., rape, assault, homicide, etc.) are currently (or have recently been) problems in your jurisdiction? Not a Problem at all 54% 39% 30% 29% 6% 41%
Not much of a Problem 36% 52% 58% 49% 55% 46%
Somewhat of a Problem 3% 4% 8% 18% 23% 7%
Significant Problem 0 % 0% 0% 3% 12% 1%
Don't Know 6% 6% 5% 1% 4% 5%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.

Region of Michigan Crosstabulation
% within Region of Michigan
  Region of Michigan Total
Upper Peninsula Northern Lower Peninsula West Central Lower Peninsula East Central Lower Peninsula Southwest Lower Peninsula Southeast Lower Peninsula
Thinking about law enforcement issues, to what extent, if any, would you say violent crimes (e.g., rape, assault, homicide, etc.) are currently (or have recently been) problems in your jurisdiction? Not a Problem at all 48% 40% 41% 47% 35% 36% 41%
Not much of a Problem 39% 47% 47% 41% 48% 52% 46%
Somewhat of a Problem 8% 6% 6% 4% 10% 7% 7%
Significant Problem 1% 0% 0% 1% 1% 3% 1%
Don't Know 4% 7% 6% 7% 5% 2% 5%
*Columns may not sum to 100% due to rounding within cells.