Memphis Rapes Plummet; Federal Project Cited

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http://www.gomemphis.com/mca/local_news/article/0,1426,MCA_437_2329663,0 0.html Reported rapes and attempted rapes have dropped dramatically in Memphis, says a new report. Criminologist Richard Janikowski of the University of Memphis, said no one factor led to the decline, reports the Memphis Commercial-Appeal. Better cooperation among local, state and federal agencies and new tools for fighting violent crime contributed, he said. "The numbers are real and they are not play numbers," Janikowski said. Between 1997 and 2001, the last year . . .

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