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America′s Real Criminal Element: Lead Mother Jones

Friday, January 4, 2013

Category: Crime

In city after city, violent crime peaked in the early ′90s and then began a steady and spectacular decline. Washington, DC, didn′t have either Giuliani or Bratton, but its violent crime rate has dropped 58 percent since its peak. Dallas′ has fallen 70 percent. Newark: 74 percent. Los Angeles: 78 percent.

There must be more going on here than just a change in policing tactics in one city. But what?

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