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by Peter Moskos

February 18, 2012

Jeffrey Goldberg on the crime drop in DC

And talking to Washington’s police chief, Cathy Lanier. Bloomberg.com:
Lanier outlined some of the changes in the way her department does its job -- procedural, technological and investigative changes that I suspect have more to do with the drop in homicides than sociologists might credit.
I suspect the same.

4 comments:

Lenin3 said...

Hmm...

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/feb/19/violent-crime-dc-surges-2012/

Anonymous said...

It's the weather

PCM said...

Weather does matter. At least in the short term. Not certain about the long term (ie: do people wait till it stops raining before shooting someone or do they change their mind).

IrishPirate said...

The latter part of this discussion reminds me of a Simpsons episode.

Homer is angry and wants to buy a gun, but there is a waiting period.

His reply:

", but I'm angry NOW".