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Maryland Crime Rate Drops

October 22nd, 2012 by WCBC Radio

According to a recent report, Crime in Maryland dropped to its lowest levels since the FBI began tracking national crime data in 1975. Governor Martin O'Malley says the recently released 2011 crime data that show violent crimes and property crime had historic lows. The total number of reported crimes was down 4.6 percent with nearly 10,000 fewer crimes reported compared to 2010. And the number of crimes and total crime rate were the lowest in Maryland since the FBI adopted the Uniform Crime Reporting Program in 1975. While the overall state numbers are encouraging, that is not the case for Allegany County. In Allegany, the crime rate — mostly driven by property crime — is the highest in three decades. Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler says its difficult to pinpoint exact reasons for the numbers declining in most of the state…





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