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Crime Drops in Lockdown, Domestic Violence Risk Climbs

  • New York City sees a 25% reduction in crime across the board
  • Domestic violence calls rise in Seattle as residents stay home
A man crosses the unusually quiet Hollywood Boulevard near the shuttered Pantages Theatre, on March 25.

A man crosses the unusually quiet Hollywood Boulevard near the shuttered Pantages Theatre, on March 25.

Photographer: Mario Tama/Getty Images

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With more than two-thirds of the U.S. population ordered to stay home amid the coronavirus pandemic, it’s tougher for burglars to find an empty house to target. But the cooped-up residents seem more likely to fight each other.