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Analyzing the rising crime rates (and looking at possible solutions) in Colorado

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25min 42sec
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Crime is up in Colorado--way up. Murders, sexual assaults and car theft to name just a few. Colorado also has an unenviable rank on the list of states with the highest increase in crime between 2019 and 2020. Colorado Public Radio has been looking behind the numbers to understand why crime is rising and what could be done to reverse the trend.  David Pyrooz is a sociology professor at CU Boulder who studies crime trends.