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New York murder mystery : the true story behind the crime crash of the 1990s

Author: Andrew Karmen
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Between 1990 and 1997 the number of murders in New York was reduced from over 2200 per annum to 767, and the number of robberies, car thefts and other crimes also plummeted. Providing both a local  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Karmen
ISBN: 0814747175 9780814747179
OCLC Number: 1079861909
Description: xix, 316 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface Acknowledgments List of Abbreviations1 The 1990s Crime Crash in New York2 Deconstructing Murders 3 NYPD or Not NYPD: That Is the Question 4 Behind Bars? 5 The Drug-Crime Connection 6 It's the Economy, Stupid! Or Is It? Did the Boom Cause the Crash?7 Where Have All the Criminals Gone? Did Favorable Demographic Trends Facilitate the Crash? 8 Lessons from the New York ExperienceNotesAppendix References Name Index Subject Index About the Author
Responsibility: Andrew Karmen.

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