New York’s Blackout With Little Crime: Why?

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http://www.nytimes.com/2003/08/17/nyregion/17YORK.html It's been widely noted that street crime did not notably increase during last week's power blackout in many big Northeastern cities. But why? The New York Times drew a contrast to the city's blackout of 1977, which brought out many looters. The Times described how many aspects of New York life had changed for the better in the succeeding two and a half decades. The Times admits that timing may have played a . . .

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