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Why a business journal published an entire issue on crime

July 18, 2018

Posted by Chris Roush

Rachel Sams, the editor of Albuquerque Business First, writes about why its latest issue is devoted solely to crime’s effect on business.

Sams writes, “The prevalence of crime in Albuquerque, and its pervasiveness in all aspects of our lives, is why we dedicated this entire issue to discussing crime.

“As part of this coverage, readers can see our interview with Keller about crime — and what local business leaders say about how he’s doing. They can see which spots in Albuquerque see the most reports of retail crimes. They can see what experts say may be causing crime in Albuquerque, and how local groups are working to get ex-offenders back into the workforce. They’ll read about the demand for security companies’ services, how businesses are responding to crime and what other cities have done to address issues in their community. Subscribers who receive our weekly print edition can see all of that coverage and more in one place in our July 20 issue.

“No one looks forward to the day when we can report that Albuquerque has made enormous progress on crime more than we do.

“Until then, we’ll continue to report on what business leaders need to know about how crime is affecting our city.”

Read more here.

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