Sunday, December 16, 2007

Crime Is Low, but Fear Knows No Numbers

By Jake Mooney
New York Times

JOSÉ SANTIAGO, 39, has been around Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, ever since he was a child and started spending summers in the neighborhood with his father, a building superintendent who worked there. Mr. Santiago is a building superintendent himself now, living and working just down the street from where his father lived and worked.

...But the other day, sitting in the lobby of his building, Mr. Santiago sounded nervous. “Crime around here, I guarantee you, it’s going to pick up,” he said. “This year it’s going to pick up. I have a gut feeling.”

Full story here.

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