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Crime / New York, New York / Nationwide #164264

ABC Evening News for Friday, Dec 20, 1996
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: James Walker) The drop in the crime rate in New York City examined; details given of changes in the police procedures that have cut crimes in the precincts and of changes in the communities. [New York City Mayor Rudolph GIULIANI - credits the police department.] [New York City police commissioner Howard SAFIR - outlines the approach to crime.] [Vera Institution of Justice Christopher STONE - comments.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Brian Rooney) Factors in the national drop in crime examined by looking at Los Angeles, where there are now more police in the communities and high crime areas.

(Studio: Peter Jennings; Chicago: Erin Hayes; Smyrna, Georgia: Rebecca Chase) The increased pressure on gangs and the shift of illegal drug use to the suburbs and small towns reported and discussed.

Chase, Rebecca;
Hayes, Erin;
Jennings, Peter;
Rooney, Brian;
Walker, James

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