Word on the Street: April 2011

A Portland Glossary

March 10, 2011 Published in the April 2011 issue of Portland Monthly

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Crime fog


A totally imaginary crime wave. See: the recent Portland State University study showing that a majority of Oregonians believe the state’s crime rate has gone up—even though the crime rate is actually at a 43-year low. In a sentence: “We may need to build mirage prisons and deploy cops on unicorns to combat this severe crime fog.”

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