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During the 1980s violent crime rose to new peaks. The murder rate in 1991 reached 9.8/100,000, about four times the rate in, say, France. A criminologist named George Kelling argued that the toleration of all sorts of little crimes or acts of indecency—even broken windows or vandalism or those homeless goofs at intersections trying to extort pocket change for cleaning your windows—created an atmosphere of disrespect for the law. 528 more words
Vivian Englund – Copy Editor
According to the most recent FBI data, New Haven has ranked as the second most dangerous city in America.
However, in the last year instances of violent crime such as murder, robbery and aggravated assault have decreased and continue to do so due to the efforts of the New Haven Police Department. 429 more words