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Police drive through Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Mexico state. Brett Gundlock/Boreal Collective hide caption

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Working The Night Shift For Mexico City's Bloody Crime Tabloids

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LAPD Deputy Chief Dennis Kato tracks crime statistics in near real time and searches across databases using new, more powerful analytics tools. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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How Data Analysis Is Driving Policing

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Albino Quiroz Sandoval is seen at age 10 (bottom right) with relatives including his parents and brother. Now in his 70s, he has been missing for more than a year. Alejandra Rajal for NPR hide caption

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Last Year, A Retired Mexican Schoolteacher Vanished. His Family Still Seeks Answers

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Spent bullet casings litter a road after authorities reported a gunbattle outside Mazatlan, Mexico, in July 2017, a year marked by the highest homicides in at least decades. Mario Rivera Alvarado/AP hide caption

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This is a Nov. 17, 1967 file photo of former president Lyndon B. Johnson. That year a commission Johnson had organized to come up with recommendations for how to win his "war on crime" issued their report. The legacy of some of those recommendations can be seen today. AP hide caption

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Chicago police announced on Sunday the arrest of a 14-year-old boy in connection with the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl that was streamed live on Facebook. Above, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson talks to reporters at the scene of a triple shooting in the North Lawndale neighborhood in February. Joshua Lott/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Chinese police officer poses with Chinese tourists in front of Milan's cathedral on May 3. Chinese police are on patrol with Italian officers to help make Chinese visitors feel safer. Antonio Calanni/AP hide caption

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Chinese Cops In Italy? Joint Patrols Aim To Ease Chinese Tourists' Jitters

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Even as violent crime and property crime rates are falling, many Americans are choosing to arm themselves for safety reasons. RonBailey/Getty Images hide caption

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Does Carrying A Pistol Make You Safer?

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President Bill Clinton speaks about his crime bill to police officers at the Justice Department in April 1994. This week, Clinton defended the measure, which has been criticized by Black Lives Matter protesters. Joshua Roberts/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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