Tuesday, May 11, 2010

An Example of Good Community Policing

 Maryland Crime Hits All-Time Low
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- Maryland's crime rate has declined to an all-time low since police unified record keeping more than 35 years ago.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Monday that the state recorded fewer violent crimes in 2009 than any point since 1979. The state is also expected to drop out of the nation's 10 most dangerous states for the first time in 20 years.
The improvements come amid a national decline in crime rates. Still, it's good news for O'Malley in an election year.

The governor announced the state's 2009 crime numbers in Prince George's County, where 27 fewer killings were reported last year than in 2008.
O'Malley says his administration has made Maryland safer by cracking down on repeat offenders and targeting at-risk youths, among other tactics.

From: WUSA 9 News by Scott Broom

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