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Crime: Perceptions Match Reality?

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One of the biggest issues in Charlotte is crime. Over the next few weeks we'll look at the crime situation in Charlotte, including reports on who is responsible for much of the crime in Charlotte, gang activity in the region, and the rising number of property crimes. First, though, we'll try to gauge whether or not Charlotte is truly a high crime area. News reports of homicide, assault and robbery grab the public's attention, but some argue this gives a false impression of our city. WFAE's Craig Fahle looks at whether the perception of crime in Charlotte matches up with reality.