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View Diary: Homeland security my ass. HUGE jump in violent crimes in US. (138 comments)

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    GN1927, clammyc

    There is certainly a rise in crime this year in DC. However, it is being blown a bit out of proportion by the media, especially with the Georgetown murder and robberies on the Mall (bet you didn't hear about another murder in a less-ritzy part of town on the same night, or another murder in a low income section of town the next night).

    Crime is still down from the 80s and 90s. The Chief of Police has declared a "crime emergency" 3 out of the past 4 summers. It does appear that the crimes are more violent this time around, though.

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