CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 27, 1972
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(Studio) For 1st time in 12 years, crime rate did not rise, FBI reports
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Better police efficiency given as reason for crime rate stability. Increased funds mostly used for big city police depts. Babies born in postwar population boom now coming out of adolescent years (which are person's most crime-prone years). Rape up 13% this year, however. [U. of Pennsylvania Prof. Marvin WOLFGANG - says women now more willing to report rape than in past years Also, ghetto-dwellers moving out into general society more than before.]
REPORTER: Fred Graham
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