ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 30, 1980
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(Studio) Acceleration of national crime rate over past year noted.
REPORTER: Tom Jarriel
(NYC) Crime-related statistics outlined on screen, discussed; recent murders of Dr. Michael Halberstam and John Lennon recalled. [PEOPLE - blame United States for Lennon's death.] Minnesota bureau of criminal apprehension film of arrest shown, dialogue heard. FBI and Census Bureau figs. on crime rate listed on screen, discussed. [Lillian SCHMIDT - expresses fear of being a victim.) Current level of street crime noted. [Criminologist Alfred BLUMSTEIN - comments.] [Sociologist Frank SCARPETTI - cites economy factor in crime.] Prognosis for street crime in 1980s given.
REPORTER: John Martin
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