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June 3, 2018, 10:02 p.m.
When the police department announced it would stop hiring new officers, critics were quick to blame the city for its police officers’ performance and the public for not caring enough about them.
The criticism didn’t end there.
Washington’s population has grown by about 9.3 percent annually over the past two decades, making it one of the most rapidly growing major metropolitan areas in the country.
But the city is still struggling to keep pace with the number of crimes it has reported, and the city has seen a sharp decline in homicides.
Washington’s police have responded by focusing more on neighborhood policing, but the city’s overall crime rate has not kept pace with population growth and crime rates in other major cities. <p class="" title="More from the Washington Lawyers Project:
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