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"Cyniquian" Level Poster
Post Number: 3812
|Posted on Friday, January 15, 2010 - 04:33 pm: |
"You are right, Cynique, about the complexity of crime statistics. In another session, the presenter overlaid a city map of neighborhoods where murders had been committed with a map of neighborhoods where there were high numbers of foreclosed and abandonned homes. The match was stunning and frightening. I suspect that there are some neighborhoods that are being made safer by "containing" crimes in other areas."
Agree. I'm not exactly on board with this crime is down thing. I really don't see it. And to Cynique's position, I saw and read a report about the staggering black on black violence in Chicago that was related to that non-gang connected teenager who was brutally murdered (documented on a cell camera) last year. Perhaps I should do more research in this particular area to formulate a compelling argument. But as it stands, I've heard this decrease in crime blather before. As I said, I'm not that sure about it but I will look into it. Hopefully, I'm wrong, but....
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