RVs line up Dec. 18 along Third Avenue South north of the John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence in Seattle’s Sodo district. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)
RVs line up Dec. 18 along Third Avenue South north of the John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence in Seattle's Sodo district. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)

In Seattle’s Sodo district, frustration mounts amid RVs, drugs and skyrocketing crime

In Sodo and Georgetown — known collectively as The Flatlands — crime is up 31 percent, driven largely by an increase in property crime. Police and business owners blame the rise on chronic drug users living in RVs who have moved into the industrial area.  VIEW

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