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June 04, 2010
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Despite recession, crime drops again

Despite a deep recession that has made millions desperate, crime fell more than five percent last year


Two decades ago, crime was big news — and bad news. Violent crimes had been rising steadily since the 1960s, making Americans both angry and scared. In Washington, Republicans and Democrats sparred over who had the better solutions, in much the same way as they do now over health care and budgets. Shows such as COPS and America's Most Wanted were launched to huge audiences...

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