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									                         City and Crime

     Crime in the city of Clio hit a 30-year low last year. "This is absolutely wonderful for
our citizens, our businesses, and our visitors," said Police Chief Louis Gates. Clio has a
population of 28,000, but it has at least 30 gangs. The gangs make most of their money from
dealing drugs and offering “protection.” They also commit violent crimes, such as murder,
battery, and rape.

     There were 1,486 thefts last year. Most of the thefts involved cars. Thieves also robbed
the people at gunpoint or pickpocketed them. They broke into houses and businesses at the
alarming rate of two a day two years ago, but that rate was down to only one a day last year.
"That's a 50-percent decrease in one year," beamed Gates. "I think the officers deserve a big
pat on the back. Even better, maybe they’ll get that 10-percent raise that they are all hoping
for next fiscal year."

     Citing an example of how the police force has helped reduce crime, Gates talked about
bicycle thefts. "For years and years, kids were locking up their bikes at bike stands in front of
schools, libraries, and malls. About 10 percent of the time, the kids would come out of the
school or wherever and discover that their bike was no longer there. Someone had cut the lock
and stolen their bike. We wracked our brains trying to find a solution to this problem. Finally,
at the beginning of last year, we hit upon it. We simply removed most of the bike stands. Then
the bicycle theft rate came down quickly.”

     Most cities in the state have similar problems. They all involve too many people, too
much crime, too few police, and too little funding. These problems are part and parcel of
civilization everywhere. They might diminish, but they will probably never disappear. All
people can do is hope for the best and prepare for the worst.
                                    City and Crime
                                     Gap-fill exercise

Crime in the city of Clio hit a            -year low last year. "This is absolutely

wonderful for            citizens, our businesses, and our visitors," said Police

          Louis Gates. Clio has a population of 28,000,                 it has at least 30

gangs. The gangs               most of their money from dealing drugs and

          “protection.” They also commit violent crimes, such as                 , battery,

and rape.

There were 1,486 thefts last               . Most of the thefts involved cars. Thieves also

          the people at gunpoint or pickpocketed them. They                   into houses

and businesses at the alarming rate                 two a day two years ago, but that

          was down to only one a day last                 . "That's a 50-percent decrease in

one year," beamed                 . "I think the officers deserve a big pat           the

back. Even better, maybe they’ll get that                -percent raise that they are all

hoping for next            year."

Citing an example of how the police                 has helped reduce crime, Gates talked

about bicycle            . "For years and years, kids were locking up                 bikes at

bike stands in front of schools,              , and malls. About 10 percent of the time,

          kids would come out of the school or                 and discover that their bike

was no longer             . Someone had cut the lock and stolen their                 . We

wracked our brains trying to find a               to this problem. Finally, at the beginning
of          year, we hit upon it. We simply removed             of the bike stands.

Then the bicycle theft           came down quickly.”

Most cities in the state          similar problems. They all involve too many people,

          much crime, too few police, and too little         . These problems are part

and parcel of civilization         . They might diminish, but they will probably never

          . All people can do is hope for the          and prepare for the worst.
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Across:                                           Down:
 1. Our leaders ___ their brains trying to find      2. Maybe we could ___ the
    solutions to society's problems, like               amount of violent crime in the
    unemployment and crime.                             US if the criminal receives the
 4. The population of pink flamingos in Africa          same treatment that he gave
    has ___d greatly because of polluted and            to the victim.
    shrinking lakes.                                 3. Partly because of computers
 6. If you jump in front of a train to rescue           and the Internet, identity ___
    someone on the tracks, you ___ praise and           is a huge problem today all
    recognition. (A reward would be nice too.)          over the world.
 8. The amount of ice in Antarctica will ___ if      5. If you ___ adultery, your
    global warming continues.                           spouse will be upset with you
                                                        (to put it mildly).
 9. At a restaurant, they will serve you ___s of
    butter to spread on your rolls.                  7. ___ is a violent crime that
                                                        men commit against women
10. A ___ is a sneaky thief who will steal your
                                                        all over the world.
    wallet when he 'accidentally' bumps into you.
                                                    11. The world population is now
14. Some people who smoke have ___ no will
                                                        about 6.5 billion (and still
    power, so they won't ever be able to quit
                                                        growing).
    smoking.
                                                    12. The police will ___ you if you
17. The ___ year for the federal government
                                                        stop your car in a crosswalk.
    begins October 1 and ends September 30.
                                                    13. Your car headlights have two
19. The Maya ___ had its own written language
                                                        ___s: high ___ and low ___.
    long before Christopher Columbus
    discovered America.                             15. Your cell phone and your
                                                        flashlight are absolutely
20. ___ criminals actually enjoy hurting their
                                                        useless without a ___.
    victims by beating, kicking, stabbing, and
    shooting them. When convicted and               16. If an entire structure is on fire,
    imprisoned, these ___ criminals get free            they say that it's 'fully ___d.'
    food, lodging, and medical care.                18. If a ___ steals your wallet, he
                                                        will use your credit cards to go
                                                        shopping.
                         Yes/No Questions
                                      Quiz


1. Was last year a record year for Clio? [Note: "Clio" rhymes with "Ohio"]



   Yes, it was.


2. Is Mr. Gates the chief of police in Clio?



   Yes, he is.


3. Do 28,000 people live in Clio?



   Yes, they do.


4. Are there more than 30 gangs in Clio?



   Yes, there are.


5. Do the gangs protect people from drug dealers?



   No, they don't.


6. Do the gangs spend most of their time jaywalking and littering?
   No, they don't.


7. Were there almost 2,000 thefts last year?



   No, there weren't.


8. Did police get a 10-percent raise last year?



   No, they didn't.


9. Do police hope for a 10-percent raise next calendar year?



   No, they don't.


10.Do most cities in the state have too many people and too few police?



   Yes, they do.
                           Wh- Questions
                                     Quiz

1. What hit a 30-year low last year in Clio?



   Crime did.


2. Who is Louis Gates?



   He’s the police chief of Clio.


3. What is the population of Clio?



   It’s 28,000.


4. How many gangs does Clio have?



   It has at least 30 gangs.


5. How do the gangs make most of their money?



   They deal drugs and offer “protection.”


6. What kinds of violent crimes do the gangs commit?
   They commit murder, battery, and rape.


7. What was the rate of house and business break-ins last year?



   It was one a day.


8. According to Gates, what do the police officers deserve?



   They deserve a big pat on the back.


9. Who are hoping for a 10-percent raise next fiscal year?



   The police officers are.


10.How did the police solve the bicycle theft problem?



   They removed most of the bike stands.
                           Ask Questions
                                     Quiz

1. Louis Gates is the chief of police. (Who)



   Who is Louis Gates?


2. Clio’s population is 28,000. (What)



   What is Clio’s population?


3. There are at least 30 gangs in Clio. (How many)



   How many gangs are there in Clio?


4. There were 1,486 thefts last year. (How many)



   How many thefts were there last year?


5. Thieves broke into two structures a day. (How many)



   How many stuctures did thieves break into a day?


6. The decrease was 50 percent. (What)
   What percent was the decrease?


7. The officers deserve a pat on the back. (What)



   What do the officers deserve?


8. Kids locked up their bikes at bike stands. (Where)



   Where did kids lock up their bikes?


9. The bike stands were in front of schools and libraries. (What)



   What were the bike stands in front of?


10.The police hit upon the solution at the beginning of last year. (When)



   When did the police hit upon the solution?

								
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