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Reader Opinion: Crime

Even if the increase in crimes in 2020, the first pandemic year, continues, it can’t be blamed solely on the president who took office on Jan. 20, 2021.

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In a lead-up to the election we’re seeing candidates complaining about "rising crime" and running for “law and order” despite the fact that violent crimes in the U.S. have been on a decreasing trend since colonial times, no matter what party is in control. And even if the increase in crimes in 2020, the first pandemic year, continues, it can’t be blamed solely on the president who took office on Jan. 20, 2021.

Patricia W. Scott

Brainerd

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