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Violent Crime Numbers Can't Tell Full Story Of Peoria, Expert Says

Lisa Snow
Dana Vollmer
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Peoria Public Radio
Dr. Lisa Snow, outreach coordinator for Lurie Children's Hospital, collects data for the Illinois Violent Death Reporting System. She talked to WCBU about what's happening behind the numbers.

2019 was a violent year in Peoria. The city recorded 25 homicides — the highest number in more than 30 years.

Dr. Lisa Snow is a community outreach coordinator for Lurie Children's Hospital and tracks data for the Illinois Violent Death Reporting System (IVDRS). She retired from as assistant chief of the Peoria Police Department in 2018.

Reporter Dana Vollmer talks with Snow about what the numbers really say about a community:

UCR Report December 2019 by Dana Vollmer on Scribd