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Pr. George’s County Says Crime Is Way Down Since 2010

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Photo credit: Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker

Photo credit: Prince George’s County Executive Rushern Baker

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LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — Prince George’s County Police are touting another substantial drop in crime now that 2013 is on the books.

Overall crime numbers were down 27 percent in 2013 compared with 2010, officers said at a press conference in Lanham Thursday. The county has cut the occurrence of homicides by nearly 40 percent, violent crimes by 30 percent and property crimes by 26 percent.

That makes last year the county’s second in row with historically low crime numbers.

“Today we are here to tell the region and the state that Prince George’s County is a safe place to live, invest, work and visit,” County Executive Rushern Baker said.

While Police Chief Mark A. Magaw is happy about the improvement, he’s concentrating on the opportunity to make things even better in coming years.

“We’re not done, we’re actually just getting started,” he said.

WNEW’s John Domen contributed to this report. Follow him and WNEW on Twitter.

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