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Who gets credit for crime drop during Villaraigosa's tenure?




Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (L) and police chief Charlie Beck (R) announce the 2009 crime statistics for Los Angeles on January 6, 2010 in Los Angeles.
Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (L) and police chief Charlie Beck (R) announce the 2009 crime statistics for Los Angeles on January 6, 2010 in Los Angeles.
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As part of our look this week at the legacy of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, we turn our attention to public safety. The crime rate hit historic lows during his tenure, but how much credit should go to the two-term mayor? KPCC’s Frank Stoltze reports.

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