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Crime is rising in Colorado – is justice reform to blame?

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Paolo Zialcita/CPR News
Police tape marking off affected areas at the Stratus Townhomes in Westminster on Feb. 23. 2022.

For more than a decade, Colorado lawmakers have pursued a range of criminal justice reforms. But some of those policies are now being called into question as the crime rate increases out of pace with the rest of the nation.

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