Hannibal Goes Bad

The WaPo has a story about the rising crime rate in Mark Twain’s home town:

Apart from some murder and grave-robbing in "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer," Mark Twain immortalized his home town of Hannibal as a sleepy place where life rolls by as slowly as a barge going down the Mississippi. But that’s pure fiction nowadays.

Drugs and a lack of jobs have brought a boom in armed robbery and theft to this community of 18,000 that calls itself "America’s Hometown."

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