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Surge in violence demands attention

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – While North Carolina continues to outperform the rest of the country on a range of economic and social indicators, its leaders can’t afford to overlook a flashing red light on the state’s dashboard: violent…

Surge in violence merits response

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – Are North Carolinians safer today than they were a decade ago? That depends on how you define the term “safe.” The overall crime rate, defined as the total number of reported crimes divided by…