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New York City has seen a precipitous drop in crime over the past several years. Bill Bratton, who served as NYPD's commissioner, says the department's police tactics have contributed to that crime reduction. Scott Roth/Invision/AP hide caption

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How Crime Rates In New York City Reached Record Lows

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Officers Colin Lewis and Brad Smith (center) on patrol near a park in Huntington Beach, Calif. The area has seen a sharp increase in homelessness and petty thefts, which the officers blame on Proposition 47. But the law's supporters say other California cities have seen declines in property crime. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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California Cops Frustrated With 'Catch-And-Release' Crime-Fighting

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