Local Officials Gather to Address Rise in Violent Crime
Becker, Christine, Nation's Cities Weekly
A sharp rise in violent crime in many cities across the country demands national attention and collaborative action.
That was one of the major conclusions that emerged from a National Violent Crime Summit which drew more than 150 individuals representing 59 cities and counties to Washington, D.C., last week. The summit was organized by the Police Executive Research Forum.
Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Ryback, one of the driving forces behind the summit, said the day-long conversation helped him realize that he wasn't alone.
"Minneapolis has a problem with violent crime," Ryback said as the summit wrapped up. "But I now know that our city is not alone. This is a …
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Publication information: Article title: Local Officials Gather to Address Rise in Violent Crime. Contributors: Becker, Christine - Author. Magazine title: Nation's Cities Weekly. Volume: 29. Issue: 36 Publication date: September 4, 2006. Page number: 1+. © 2009 National League of Cities. COPYRIGHT 2006 Gale Group.
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