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How the War on Painkillers Created the New Heroin Epidemic

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The American crack epidemic refers to the surge of crack cocaine use in major cities across the United States between 1984 and the early 1990s. It contributed to higher murder rates, gang violence, and other crimes, and it greatly changed policing. Crime rates have generally decreased since the US' 1993 peak (while I served).

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from Mail Online

Vintage pictures of New York in 1970s show the raw life of the city

Friendlier neighborhood: The 52nd precinct still stands and as of 2014, there were 328 homicides in the city, the lowest number since at least 1963; Crime rates spiked in the 1980s and early 1990s thanks to the crack epidemic

from Business Insider

Striking Photos Show Los Angeles Police Officers During The 1980s Crack Epidemic

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from Business Insider

Striking Photos Show Los Angeles Police Officers During The 1980s Crack Epidemic

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from The Creators Project

An Artist Finds Her Family's Glamour in the Crack Epidemic

An Artist Finds Her Family's Glamour in the Crack Epidemic | The ...

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