Homicide Rates Drop to a New Low Nationwide, Kleiman Chimes In

Homicide Rates Drop to a New Low Nationwide, Kleiman Chimes In

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Thu, 01/06/2011 - 10:29pm

Public Policy Professor Mark Kleiman was recently featured on NPR to discuss new figures showing a "spectacularly dramatic" drop in homicide rates in both Los Angeles and nationwide. Speculation behind these numbers consider an increase in officers, gang crackdowns, neighborhood initiatives, socio-economic changes, and policing strategies. When asked about the changing dynamics Kleiman stated "crack dealers have learned how to do business without killing each other." Read the full transcript here or listen to the story below.

 

Public Policy Professor Mark Kleiman was recently featured on NPR to discuss new figures showing a "spectacularly dramatic" drop in homicide rates in both Los Angeles and nationwide. Speculation behind these numbers consider an increase in officers, gang crackdowns, neighborhood initiatives, socio-economic changes, and policing strategies.