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Crime Incrs. 1974 #239306

CBS Evening News for Monday, Mar 31, 1975
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(Studio) FBI reports 17% increase in serious crime in 1974. Attorney General Edward Levy reflects on American method of criminal justice.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Crime figures for past 4 years outlined; breakdown of `74 figures given. [Chief, Law Enforcement Assistance Admin. Richard VELDE - believes there's positive correlation between crime increase and economy recession.] Convicted criminals at half-way house in Washington, DC believe joblessness is behind crime. [Roy MARSHALL - says job market is such that man unable to provide for family.] [Joe GRIFFIN - says he stole to provide himself with necessities.] Levy believes punishment should be quicker and surer.
REPORTER: Fred Graham

Cronkite, Walter;
Graham, Fred

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