Does anybody know of a resource for old Chicago crime statistics? What I am curious about is when the proliferation of drug and drug related crimes started to rise.
What brought this to mind, is that one of my other interests is listening to old time radio programs I download to ,my Ipod. Currently I have been listening to the old Dragnet radio series from the 50's. What surprised me are the number of stories dealing with heroin and even heroin being sold in schools.
I was too young for the anti Vietnam war and the Hippy culture, but I always assumed that it was in the 60s that the drug culture mushroomed.
Does anybody who may have been in high school in the 50s remember drugs being a issue?
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