Most of the serious crime in the region is committed against people living in concentrated poverty. The most effective crime-prevention strategy is an anti-poverty strategy. We also need a major new emphasis on community policing, rehabilitation, reentry, restorative justice, and juvenile diversion programs to reduce the rate of recidivism and offer pathways of hope.
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