Jacksonville Voters Give Opinions on Crime

Between June 3rd and 5th of this year, a poll was conducted on registered voters in Jacksonville. The poll was commissioned by certain Jacksonville business leaders. The results were:

- 65% approve of the way Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford is performing as sheriff.
- 26% disapprove
- 24% believe that crime in Jacksonville is an immediate and urgent crisis.
- 38% believe crime in Jacksonville is a serious problem.
- 18% believe crime in Jacksonville is one of many problems in the city.
- 14% believe crime in Jacksonville will affect the future of our city.
- 3% believe crime in Jacksonville is a minor problem.

- 49% would pay more in taxes if they knew it would only be used for more police and intervention programs in Jacksonville.
- 42% would not pay more taxes.

- 28% believe Jacksonville’s crime problem threatens them and their family directly.
- 41% believe Jacksonville’s crime problem threatens their local area, but not them directly.
- 24% believe it is a problem in other parts of town.