Crime Rate’s Sharp Declines Are Over, Experts Say

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http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2003-06-16-fbi-crime_x.htm Largely unchanged crime totals in 2002 reported by local authorities to the FBI show that the sigificant declines recorded in the last half of the 1990s are over, say experts interviewed by USA Today. The newspaper says some crime analysts suggest that the sagging economy could be the reason for a spike in suburban violence. But they cautioned that spotty demographic and regional differences may simply indicate an adjustment in the usual . . .

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