Despite Recession, National Crime Stats Down

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The FBI is reporting that crime fell nationally in the first six months of 2009, when compared to the same time last year. The decline happening in the midst of a terrible recession and high unemployment. With those factors, people usually expect crime to increase... So what's going on? To help answer that is New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly. And while crime went down nationally it also rose someplace you might not expect it to – Seattle, WA. Jonah Spangenthal-Lee from SeattleCrime.com looks at why Seattle's crime is rising.

Guests:

Raymond Kelly and Jonah Spangenthal-Lee

Hosted by:

Todd Zwillich

Contributors:

David J Fazekas

Comments [1]

Richard Johnston

Why do otherwise intelligent-sounding people pronounce the word "law" as if it were "lore?"

Dec. 23 2009 09:17 AM

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