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Campaign `72 / Crime #466456

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 28, 1972
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(Studio) Attorney General Richard Kleindienst reports crime up only .1% in 1st 6 mos. 1972, lowest increase on record.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(DC) [KLEINDIENST - says FBI compiled statistics and they are accurate.] Congress subcommittee , headed by Representative John Monagan, investigates crime statistics. [MONAGAN - cites 1970 letter from former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover to Washington, DC Police Chief Jerry Wilson, questioning abrupt change in crime statistics.] Despite dispute over statistics, crime rate has slowed.
REPORTER: Carl Stern

(Studio) Senator George McGovern says crime figures indicate Nixon has let cities of American fall into neglect and decay as he travels abroad.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Stern, Carl

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