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Crime #227844

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 28, 1973
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(Studio) FBI releases 1972 crime report
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) For first time since 1955 crime down. Statistics on various crime rates cited. Violent crimes, however, continue to increase. [Attorney General Richard KLEINDIENST - says reason for general drop in crime is more money given to police depts. to update crime fighting and to increase staffs.]
REPORTER: Fred Graham

(NYC) Violent crimes increasing in cities as else where. Rape up 35% in NYC. [NYPD Rape Unit spokesperson Lieutenant Julia TUCKER - says is very difficult for women to discuss being raped with men. So Rape Unit in New York City is all female.] Perhaps rape being reported more now than before and this is part of reason for increased rates.
REPORTER: Sylvia Chase

(Studio) Decline in crime may be partly due to drop in drug addiction.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(NYC) [Heroin addict - says quantity and quality heroin down.] No. addicts appears to be on decline. Drug related crimes down considerably in NYC. [Assistant Director New York City Health Services spokesperson Dr. Robert NEWMAN - says decline in no. drug patients good sign.] Heroin harder to get. Drug treatment programs vastly expanded. [Dr. Mitchell ROSENTHAL - says doesn't feel drug problem less now than before.] Methadone abuse now more common, and statistics can be misleading, but appears heroin problem-is really diminishing.
REPORTER: Robert Schakne

(Studio) Justice Department to take over enforcement federal narcotics laws in July.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

Reporter(s):
Chase, Sylvia;
Graham, Fred;
Mudd, Roger;
Schakne, Robert
Duration:
00:07:40

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