D.C. lauds killing decline, but P.G. worry grows
“Thus far, we have a lot to be able to celebrate,” Mr. Gray said.
Three of the crime hot spots where D.C. officials have focused their efforts — selected because they contain the most densely clustered incidents of violent crime — are located less than a mile from the Prince George’s County border.
And the private Catholic school in the Washington Highlands where officials announced the results of the ongoing anti-crime initiative was closer to a police district headquarters in Prince George’s County than the Metropolitan Police Department’s own 7th District headquarters.
The chief, who grew up in Cheverly, said she doesn’t want to see a crime increase in her “old stomping grounds” as a result of stepped up efforts in the District, but she can’t help but note the progress the city has made.
“I think the city has really turned a corner and we are going to see a much safer Washington, D.C., going forward,” Chief Lanier said.
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