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Boston police officer Anthony Cutone (top L) searches a passenger beside a car stopped by the police in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts in this December 8, 2005 file photo. Many U.S. cities like Boston are struggling to stem a wave of violent crime and murder that has raised questions of whether police are fighting terrorism at the expense of street crime, and whether a widening wealth gap feeds the problem. The FBI's latest report, in December, showed violent crime up 3.7 percent in the first six months of 2006 after gaining 2.3 percent in 2005 -- the first rise in four years. Robbery, an important indicator of crime trends, was up nearly 10 percent. To match feature USA-CRIME/ REUTERS/Brian Snyder/Files (UNITED STATES)