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Feb 11


The reality is that violent crime in 2018 increased 8 percent, while overall crime decreased 15 percent. All crime affects victims; however, the fear of violent crimes is greater. This fear colors residents’ perception that crime is prevalent, and that starts to define a person’s reality. Read the full story…

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Feb 07

Exploring high-tech options for fighting violent crime

“First we’ll see how it works at the Promenade,” Crawford said. “I’m sure it will work fine, and then, I would use crime statistics to pick the areas I can most easily identify as high crime clusters, and then in those areas, I would put the high-tech surveillance cameras.” Read…

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Feb 05

City Council gathers experts for Crime Summit

“February 5, 2019. Event meeting: Fort Wayne Crime Summit. Presentations by local and national law enforcement, as well as Allen County Dept. of Health and The Lutheran Foundation.” Watch the video here.

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Dec 25

Happy Holidays from Crawford

  Dear Allen County Republicans, At this holiday season, my hope is that our city, county, state and country experience a sense of peace and unity. It’s especially important to reflect on those ideals as we enter the municipal election year. Although Republicans have had the best ideas and most…

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Dec 04

Job Investment Has Big Payback

There is a huge talent gap that is a drag on economic development. Strategies to address this include increasing and retaining college graduates and adding more training programs for open, high-paying, skilled trades jobs. We have been improving our quality of place to attract more young professionals and companies.  …

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Oct 10

Taking stand for life must be meaningful

By contrast, John Crawford has clearly articulated a plan to reduce morbidity and mortality in the city of Fort Wayne through such feasible objectives as reducing crime, reducing street drug burden, increasing treatment for addiction and mental health needs, and indirectly improving access to health care and healthy living through…

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Aug 28

Crawford can bring medical perspective to city’s raging opioid crisis

Mayoral candidate and Councilman Dr. John Crawford has outlined a strategy for Fort Wayne in line with the mentioned solutions, which were distilled from the top addiction experts worldwide. Dr. Crawford stated that our “primary approach needs to be to increase availability of high-quality treatment and recovery programs here” that offer more medication-assisted treatment, which is now the standard of care.

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