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Crime #469463

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 28, 1973
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(Studio) Crime falls 3% in 1972. Is first decrease in 17 years Rates of different crimes cited.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Detroit, Michigan) Though most crimes down, murder and rape up. New undercover police unit held responsible for decrease in many crimes. Unit is called STRESS; is controversial because officers frequently kill suspects while making arrests. Police superintendent stands by unit. Says biggest problem is easy availability of guns.

(NYC) Crime down 18% in NYC. Robbery and mugging down, possibly because of decrease in rate heroin addiction. Better law enforcement and expanded drug treatment programs considered responsible.
REPORTER: Betty Rollin

(DC) Serious crimes down 27% in Washington, DC in 1972. Police force here enlarged by 1/3, street lights installed, etc. Nixon last year gave Washington, DC Police Chief Jerry Wilson $13 million to reduce crime. Many residents don't think crime down. [Abu BAKR - says may have to install gate with bars to keep out robbers.] [Edwin LOUREIRO - says many in area don't report thefts to police because police useless.]
REPORTER: Ron Nessen

(Studio) Nixon setting up single agency in Justice Department to fight war on drugs. Presently drug law enforcement agencies scattered.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Chancellor, John;
Davis, Lou;
Nessen, Ron;
Rollin, Betty

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