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Poll: Americans Worry More About Cybercrimes Than Conventional Crimes

Poll: Americans Worry More About Cybercrimes Than Conventional Crimes
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By    |   Monday, 06 November 2017 10:31 AM

Americans fear falling victim to cybercrime — 67 percent worry about having personal credit card or financial information stolen by computer hackers and 66 percent are concerned about identity theft, according to a new Gallup poll.

Here is how the rest of the poll breaks down:

  • 38 percent worry about having their car stolen on broken into.
  • 36 percent fear their homes being burglarized while they're away.
  • 30 percent say they are concerned about terrorism.
  • 26 percent worry about having a school-aged child physically harmed at school.
  • 25 percent fear getting mugged.
  • 23 percent say they are concerned about having their homes being burglarized while they are there.
  • 22 percent worry about falling victim to a hate crime.
  • 18 percent say they are concerned about being murdered.
  • 18 percent worry about being sexually assaulted.
  • 18 percent fear being attacked while driving.
  • 6 percent say they are concerned about being assaulted or killed by someone where they work.

The poll, conducted Oct. 5-11, surveyed 1,028 people. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

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