Commissioner on Crime Crackdown

Boston has seen a rise in gun violence again this summer. Over the past week, there have been two homicides and 13 non-fatal shootings.

Gun homicides are down for the entire year, but for the period from mid-April through the first week in July, there were eleven cases in Boston. That's the same as last year, but the number of non-fatal shootings has risen 7.5 percent.

Mayor Tom Menino and Boston Police outlined plans last Friday for cracking down on crime in the city. To find out more, WBUR's Bob Oakes went to police headquarters to talk with Police Commissioner Ed Davis.

This program aired on July 17, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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Bob Oakes was a senior correspondent in the WBUR newsroom, a role he took on in 2021 after nearly three decades hosting WBUR's Morning Edition.



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