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Friday, June 11, 2010

Crime, car crashes linked?

Shawnee is going to start putting traffic patrols in places where wrecks and crimes both tend to occur, Brad Cooper reports. Research has shown that places with a lot of crashes tend to have a lot of crime, too, an NHTSA expert says. By putting highly-visible patrols in those areas, some departments have been able to cut both wrecks and offenses like burglary and robbery. Shawnee will focus on 75th Street, between Switzer and Quivira.

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