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Maryland Marks 7th Straight Year of Crime Reduction

August 11th, 2014 by WCBC Radio

State officials today announced that 2013 year-end crime data compiled by the Maryland State Police, and submitted to the FBI for use in the national uniform crime report (UCR), shows that violent crime and property crime in Maryland has been driven down to the lowest rates since 1975. Total crime has been driven down 2.3 percent since 2012, with 4,394 fewer crimes reported. This marks the lowest number of total crimes and total crime rate ever reported in Maryland since the Uniform Crime Reporting program was adopted in 1975.
“Thanks to the hard work and dedication of law enforcement, public safety professionals and community leaders across Maryland, we’ve driven crime down to lows not seen in nearly 40 years, ” said Governor O’Malley.“These reductions don’t happen by chance – they happen because of the choices we continue to make together. We’re investing in public safety — and we’re setting goals, measuring progress, and improving cross-jurisdictional collaboration in order to deploy our resources as efficiently and effectively as possible. The result: Maryland families and communities are safer than they’ve been in decades.”

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