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ACCT 2230
Scott Schau

Rising crime rates in New York City became a serious issue in the city after World War II New York Citys crime index managed to more then double between the years of 1965 to 1975 and only continued to grow higher until 1994 when with the help of previous mayor David N Dinkins fight against crime Mayor Rudolph Giuliani was able 1to drastically decrease the crime indexThe crime had major impacts on the city residents were afraid to walk their own streets at night businesses with any sort of valuables would have to keep their doors locked until they could find customers they could trust to let in to their stores and worst of all New York was no longer seen as the greatest city in the world but an unsafe city that people would no longer want to live yet alone travel tooIn the 1970s and 80s New York City saw record high crime levels which was 2largely brought on by organized crime Known commonly as the Five Crime Families the Italian Mafia played a large part in New York City in the 70s Crime lords such as Joseph Colombo Carlo Gambino and the inf
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