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Downtown Seattle Association ‘State of Downtown’ touts growth, laments crime
SEATTLE – The fight for the heart of downtown Seattle took center stage as concern grows about crime and safety. The epidemic of lawlessness and repeat offenders set the tone as Seattle's Mayor Jenny Durkan met with hundreds of area business owners to discuss the situation. The Downtown Seattle Association’s annual report claims violent crime in the core is up 30% in the past 3 years.