August 31, 2006

Katrina's impact

This morning's Ithaca Journal follows up on a New Orleans resident who evacuated to Dryden after last year's Hurricane Katrina as well as a number of volunteers.

The editorial notes that Freeville has some good news, as one of two places in the county (with Ithaca College) that didn't show an increase in crime between 2004 and 2005. Upstate New York seems to have growing problems, even as downstate's crime eases. They conclude that:

It is far too soon to announce a rising crime wave. Socio-economic and criminal justice factors may prove the recent spike in criminal activity in Tompkins County and Upstate to be a short-lived aberration. Still, the average citizen has a central role in preventing and combating crime, and recent numbers and headlines remind that it may be time for us all to brush up on our crime-fighting skills.

Posted by simon at August 31, 2006 12:35 PM in ,
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