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  • ‘Neighborhoods have become more violent’ under Obama’s watch

    PolitiFact - 07/20/2016

    “You need to take six months of crime data, not just with a grain of salt but the entire shaker,” said James Alan Fox, the interim director of the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northeastern University. “I can point to situations where crime patterns seen for the first six months are reversed once the year is over. Because six months is a fairly narrow window of time.”

    Fox also questioned Glenn’s claim.

    “If (Glenn) is pointing at the first six months of 2015 as evidence of what happened during Obama’s watch, then clearly you don’t judge eight years (of his presidency) on half a year,” Fox said. “We are at relatively low crime levels, and it would be incorrect to say that street violence has gotten worse under Obama’s watch.”

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