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Criminologist: Pandemic continues to plague Seattle with elevated crime rates

PHOTO: James McMahan, Policy Director at the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs, tells the House Public Safety Committee Seattle’s spike in crime that began in 2020 continues today. (CREDIT: TVW)

Richard Rosenfeld, professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Missouri Saint Louis, tells the House Public Safety Committee a number of pandemic-related social factors contributed to an elevated Seattle crime rate that remains high today. Click play to hear Corwin Haeck’s report.

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