Poll says most Twin Cities residents likely to feel safe at night


A new Gallup poll shows 80 percent of people who live in the Twin Cities metro say they feel safe walking alone at night, the Star Tribune reports.That's the highest among the 50 largest metro areas in the U.S.

"Minneapolis-St. Paul area residents have the highest sense of personal security among Americans living in the nation's top metro areas, at least in terms of feeling safe walking alone at night in their local area," Gallup said in a statement.

Violent crime in just Minneapolis grew about 7.6 percent in 2012 over 2011 figures -- a year that saw violent crime drop to its lowest level since 1983.

Residents of the Memphis area ranked the lowest, where only 55 percent of respondents reported feeling safe alone at night.

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