While Hartford Violent Crime Goes Down, Other Crimes Go Up

Violent crime in the city of Hartford is down.  But other crimes — like robbery, larceny, and car theft — are up over last year.  In the second installment of a two-part interview with WNPR’s Jeff Cohen, Mayor Pedro Segarra says the problem is people coming back to the community from prison…and he’s looking to the state for help.

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  1. peter brush

    A few years ago, when it was still possible to search the sex offender registry by zip code, there were about two hundred in my zip. Lord knows how many convicted burglars, robbers, car thieves, and homocidiacs we have in town.
    Obviously, if guys originated from Hartford chances are good they’ll return here. On the other hand, they are effectively shut out of suburban towns with land use controls; i.e., few or no multi-family units. At the same time, is it possible that some of these guys coming out of jail are getting rent subsidies?
    In the old days the Brits used to banish convicts to Australia. In 21st Century Connecticut we send them to our ghetto towns, and then pretend that we’re really committed to “urban renewal.”

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