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Why Is Violent Crime on the Rise in Major Cities?

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Why Is Violent Crime on the Rise in Major Cities?

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Why Is Violent Crime on the Rise in Major Cities?

Why Is Violent Crime on the Rise in Major Cities?

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For years, the statistics showed violent crime was down. Now, in cities like Washington, Milwaukee and Philadelphia, the numbers are running the other way. Guests explain what the newly reported crime statistics mean and how cities are fighting back.

Guests:

Marc Fisher, Metro columnist for The Washington Post

James Alan Fox, fellow at the Bureau of Justice Statistics; professor of criminal justice, Northeastern University

Adrian Fenty, District of Columbia Councilmember, Ward 4

Bob Donovan, Milwaukee Alderman; chair of the Public Safety Committee

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