Nation: THE CITY: TERROR IN WASHINGTON

TO crime analysts in the Washington police department, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is just an address—if a rather important one—in the city's Third Precinct. In addition to the White House, the Third includes the State Department, the Executive Office Building and several other bastions of the Federal Government. To judge from the police blotter, it is a pretty dangerous neighborhood: according to latest figures, crime there has jumped 26.2% in a single year. There were almost 400 crimes recorded in that period—62 of them involving at least the threat of bodily harm. In fact,...

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