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Crime & Justice

Quiz: What Do You Know About Crime And Policing In Austin?

Yellow tape blocks off a crime scene outside the Gregory Gym on the UT Austin campus in 2017.
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Has crime in Austin been going up over the past year?

The Austin City Council voted last year to cut millions from the city’s police budget. Since then, politicians have berated local leaders, citing crime data they say is evidence of a city that has become less safe.

But what exactly did the Austin City Council do and how can we better understand local crime rates? There’s a lot that gets lost in the headlines and statements from politicians. Here’s a chance to check what you know.

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