Lee highlights the difficulty of sorting out perception vs. reality on whether crime is rising in Magnolia, Ballard and Magnolia.

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Seattle Times staff writer Jessica Lee has been covering the issue of Seattle neighborhoods hiring private security forces to patrol their communities because they believe police aren’t doing enough to curtail drug crimes and thefts.

Click here to listen to an interview that local public radio station KUOW did with her and with Seattle Mayor Ed Murray on the controversy.

The segment first aired Thursday, Jan. 28.

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