For Those Who Like to Tout Crime Statistics

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From the Washington Post:

“The June 28 holdup was one of 649 gun robberies in the city in the first six months of this year, an increase of 23 percent over the same period last year.

However, in the past two months, the rate of increase has slowed considerably to 8 percent above the same time last year.”

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  • Comment Artist

    So things really have gotten much worse, but most recently they’ve gotten worse at a slightly slower pace. Great news all around!

  • Cathy Lanier is a reader? Who knew!
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    (I’m on a serious roll today…)

  • I’d also want to see how this compares to 2 years ago, since last year was particularly bad.

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