Cities Under 10,000 Hit With Violence Surge

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Last week, a young man was shot to death in Greenville, N.C. A month before, a similar scene unfolded on a nearby block. Pops of small-caliber gunfire frequently punctuate the night, says the Christian Science Monitor. "The violent crime in Greenville is terrible, worse even than New York City," says a local resident who formerly lived in the Bronx. Violent crime, once mainly the purview of big urban centers, is growing in many small and mid-size cities. As aggressive policing in places like Boston, New York, and Los Angeles helped dramatically lower the nation's crime . . .

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