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Tuesday, June 3, 1975 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Seven
Files show Ann Arbor a hot spot for crime

(Continued from Page 3)
County average.
ASKED what factors can be
attributed to the city's higher-
than - average crime tally, Ann
Arbor Police Chief Walter
Krasny explains, "Good book-
keeping. We have a pretty
unique record system here in
which we record each and ev-
ery crime reported to us based
on crime classification, and
feel we're pretty accurate."
Adds Krasny, "I'm not say-
ing other cities aren't accur-
ate, but we found in the past,
even in our own system, we've
been sloppy. For instance, lar-
cenies of bicycles turned out to
be misplaced bicycles."
Larceny-theft, a major crime
category, constitutes one of the
most serious problems. for
Washtenaw County law enforce-
ment personnel. The FBI fig-
ures rank the Ann Arbor re-
gion second, again behind Phoe-
nix, with an average 4264.3 lar-
cenous acts reported for every
100,000 people.
A S S I S T A N T County
Prosecutor John Hensel notes
"There was a tremendous in-
crease in larceny (in 1974) over
previous years'IHensel cites
the number of cases brought
to trial by his office: 454 in 1973
and 626 in 1974.
He declines to theorize why
larcenies jumped by such a
large margin, but the county's
chief assistant prosecutor, Je-
ome Farmer, offers "two rea-
sons-economics, drug traffic."
In the first instance, people
a a
This is a religious precept that
challenges the mind. Love my en-
emy when I can barely deal calmly
'aith my in-laws? Yet this hard say-
ing has validity in a world where
even a small act of violence has
such unforeseeable repercussions.
Scientific advances have heighten-
ed our mutual vulnerability. Only
love and non-violence can sustain
us. We may concede violence is in
all of us. So is God.,Try His way.
It works. Get together with your
family, friends, neighbors, or co-
workers to discuss the problems of
violence and how you can work to-
gether to help solve them, For a
helpful discussion guide aid fur-
ther information wre: Religion In
American Life, 471 Fifth Ave., New
York, N.Y. 10017. Play an active
roleinyourcommunity J7 17
and help show theaway. R IG5N5AMERIC5OI5t
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steal because they can't afford
to purchase what they want or
need, particularly in tight fi-
nancial times. In the second in-
stance, people steal to support
their addiction to drugs.
F A R M E R adds, "People
have also become more aware
of larcenies and B and E's
(breaking and entering). Stores
have tightened up and now
prosecute, where they have not
been willing to prosecute be-
In another crime category,
burglary, Ann Arbor ranks
fourth on a national scale
(2,417.2 burglaries per 100,000),
The front-runner, Las Vegas,
Nevada, had a reported aver-
age of 2,639.1 last year.
Krasny, well aware of the
severe local burglary situation,
states, "We got a federal grant
and we have eleven men in the
(breaking and entering squad).
Areas that are being heavily
hit, why, they're going to be

concentrating in that area."
A P A R T M E N T com-
plexes and dormitories are
"very likely targets" of thieves
and burglars, says Krasny. He
also points out that new resi-
dential districts in Ann Arbor
provide criminals with very
tantalizing opportunities.
Rape, a major offense of
widespread local concern, is
yet another area in which
Washtenaw County ranks high.
Thirteenth on a national
scale, it had a reported 44.7
rapes for every 100,000 persons
in 1974. According to the an-
nual crime report published by
the Ann Arbor police, the city
had 55 reported rape incidents,
placing it about 23 per cent
higher than the county figure.
T R A D I T I O N A L L Y,
though, rape victims have been
reluctant to report an offense.
Jody Bisbee, of the local Com-
munity Anti-Rape Effort, indi-

cates that only one-sixth of the
rapes that actually do occur
are ever reported. This holds
true despite a growing willing-
ness on the part of rape vic-
tims to go to the police.
Krasny, who states, "We have

about 40 rapes a year," esti-
mates that about one-half of the
rapes that occur are reported
- perhaps reflecting a general
reluctance by the police depart-
ment to face up to the crimes
that never make it into their

Retrofit is resurrected

-Many words have just hap-
pened and have become part of
our vernacular. "Snafu" prob-
ably is the best known.Now,
"retrofit" is gaining in popular
Today, retrofit means in-
sulating one's home to make it
more energy-efficient, to con-
form with new government
standards. During World War
II it meant constantly refitting
military aircraft tanks and nav-
al vessels which became obso-
lete even before they were com-
pleted. Each plane orship was

provided with the latest gear-
often on aweekly basis as tech-
nology advanced.
The resurrection of retrofit
occurred during the energy
crisis hearing in Washington in
1973 in testimony by energy ex-
perts of Certain-teed Products
here. They pointed out that mil-
lions of American homes re-
quired attic retrofitting with six
inches of fiber-glass insulation
(or its R-19 equivalent). Con-
forming to these retrofit stand-
ards the nation could save up
to 30 per cent on annual heat-
ing and coolingbills.

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will be taking applications JUNE 3-JUNE 10 for
I.All applications taken between June 3rd & June 10th, 1975 will receive
equal consideration (along with those which were taken April 1st &
April 10th, 1975) for Fall Book Rush.
11. All applications taken during the times indicated in (1) will be placed
into random hiring order by the employee's personnel committee.
Ill. The Cellar will take applications at other times than those listed in (I) ;
however, these applications will be placed in hiring order by date of ap-
plication and will receive priority after those taken in (l).
IV. All applicants hired for Fall Rush will be notified by mail during the
summer. Rush jobs are, unfortunately, only temporary. The Cellar pays -
$2.30 to start.
V. After Sept. 30, 1975, all unused applications will be thrown away. It will
be necessary for these applicants to re-apply for each future rush they
VI. Former rush employees in good standing do not need to re-apply for Fall
Rush and will receive priority over all applications taken in (1) .
VII. Permanent positions open after rush will be filled by employees who
worked Fall Rush. Post-Rush hiring is done Departmentally on the basis
of ability and availability.
Further information and/or applications may be obtained at the information d e s k of
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