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July 22, 2018 - Erie Times News
Using data to fight crime, Unified Erie has led way
"The drop in the number of homicides and other violent offenses in the city of Erie repre sents the signal achievement for Unified Erie, the anti-crime initiative created in 2010 to address a spike in shootings and killings, particularly among..."
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July 15, 2018
Homicides, shootings down
“We’re always careful not to thump our chests and pat ourselves on the back because it’s not as if the work is done. It will continue indefinitely.”
-District Attorney Jack Daneri
Read more at: http://www.goerie.com/news/20180715/behind-eries-falling-violent-crime-signs-of-initiatives-success?sp-tk=960859C7514B2AC02DBF8F7F1225289C41B0CBE18901362A867336AB24A42E0E0F549B18DE080564B2B771C108BE782104681A3019F785C820A67F0ECE8AE693190900DCD8FF46E09DF6F7E3C5F5A614D6D7C4945E28560084779CE3870E38904138C00B06C7CD1520BA60F1071E52972C49C540FC82CEDD3526E631FECCF7D6AB7C7FD09A487C48FC1FD3A249AB557CFA2EF47B