What potential actions could be undertaken to help change citizens’ perspectives on crime?

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As discussed in this module, citizens consistently perceive crime as increasing and consider it a very serious issues.  However, actual rates of crime have been steadily decreasing over the past few decades.

What factors might explain this phenomena?  What potential actions could be undertaken to help change citizens’ perspectives on crime?