How A Maryland County Got Its Murder Rate Down05:35

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Major cities across the U.S, including Washington D.C. and Baltimore have seen spikes in homicides this year. In Washington, the number of killings is up 50 percent compared with last year.

Prince George's County in Maryland lies between those two cities. The county's homicide rate used to be on par with it's urban neighbors, but it has not seen a jump in murders for the past four years.

From Here & Now contributor WAMU, Matt Bush reports on how the county got its murder rate down and kept it that way.


This segment aired on October 30, 2015.

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