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A few weeks ago, I wrote about the brouhaha in Boys Town—where one man’s crime wave is another’s racial panic. I noted that reported crime, according to the Chicago Police Department, is down from what it was a decade ago. In this week’s Windy City Times, Erica Demarest looks more closely at CPD numbers, which the department tracks in eight major categories like murder, assault and battery, theft, and arson. Highlights are after the jump.