Downtown Crime Problem Redux add-on

Here is an interesting paragraph from today’s NY Times relating to my last posting on the possible reemergence of downtown crime problems:

“In Trenton, a city of 85,000 where the police estimate that the Bloods have as many as 2,000 members, overall crime is down and officials say violence is largely confined to areas where gangs are most prevalent. But gang killings remain a persistent problem. There were 20 homicides in the city last year; the police have made arrests in nine of the 16 killings they consider gang related, and in three of the others. In the first half of this year, murders increased by 50 percent.”

— from David Kocieniewski , “Scared Silent: A Little Girl Shot, and a Crowd That Didn’t See” New York Times, July 9, 2007