crime wave

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a sudden rise in the crime rate

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What Martin doesn't want to think about - but what he suspects to be true - is his inadvertent responsibility for pocket-size crime waves.
It's hard all over the region, as weakening economies fuel drug and crime waves.
Today, some environmental researchers are taking an even harder look at lead and are advancing the notion that widespread exposure of children to toxicants such as lead may have helped spark the crime waves that rocked the United States throughout the twentieth century.
And many now believe prevention may also prove key to reducing future crime waves.
If it is true that crime is not dead and that there are crime waves of magnitudes that we have yet to encounter ahead of us, than the quality of your guard service will make a profound difference in a property's safety and value.