Blogger attends a State of the District meeting

A Jamaica Plain resident and blogger posts a summary of a recent State of the District meeting she attended in her District (E-13.)

"Property crime has gone down in JP. Violent crime is what has gone up, but not as much as people seem to think it has. One problem is that many offenders who were incarcerated in the late 90’s for drug, gang, and gun crimes are finishing their sentences and returning to their home turf. The primary perpetrators of crime in JP are youth who are settling scores and taking revenge on perceived injustices to them. Gun arrests went up 40% from 2004 to 2005."

(Thanks to Universal Hub.com for calling attention to the link)