“When we focus wrongly on young people, it distracts us from real solutions to crime.”
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At a press conference Tuesday, the mayor said the police chief “knows this city like few others do," despite the recent criticism she's received from the police union.
Total gun recoveries—a hot topic on officials’ minds—increased roughly 64 percent from 2013 to 2014.
A new analysis released today by the Urban Institute shows that in the past 20 years, violent crime in the District has significantly decreased.
Major cities' police chiefs held a conference Monday at which the group presented recommendations for curbing the national spike in violent crime.
Bowser and Lanier addressed the spike in violent crime in the District, focusing on two incidents that occurred in July.
At The Atlantic Cities, Llewellyn Hinkes-Jones has an theory about why violent crime in cities dropped so dramatically in the mid-'90s: Cocaine got a lot cheaper.
Once the margin of profit for dealing small amounts of crack cocaine disappeared, being part of the drug trade was no longer worth the persistent threat of violence or the stiff [...]