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Scholar Examines Washington's High Murder Rate

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Scholar Examines Washington's High Murder Rate

Scholar Examines Washington's High Murder Rate

Scholar Examines Washington's High Murder Rate

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Washington, D.C., has the highest homicide rate per capita in the nation. One local scholar says that sociological factors, such as population distribution and poverty, have more to do with the high murder rate than do policy issues. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Charis Kubrin, senior fellow at the Institute on Crime, Justice and Corrections at George Washington University.