Crime

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A City Forced to Turn Out the Lights

Highland Park, Michigan, sees 1,400 streetlights repossessed as it struggles to pay utility bills

2010 File photo Associated Press/The Philadelphia Inquirer

Are Violent 'Flash Mobs' Really a Trend?

After two summers in a row of disturbing group violence in cities like Chicago and Philadelphia, authorities look at the intersection of technology, poverty, and race

Reuters/Shannon Stapleton

Fighting Crime in an Era of Belt-Tightening

Can cities maintain – or decrease – crime rates while cutting police budgets?