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LAPD chief announces drop in L.A. crime

December 10, 2008 7:04:35 AM PST
The LAPD has announced some positive news on the crime-fighting front.LAPD Chief Bill Bratton says crime in Los Angeles is down, compared to the same time last year.

The most dramatic drop was seen in murders involving gang members. Bratton said those homicides have dropped 26.6 percent. Overall, homicide is down 8.7 percent.

The number of rapes committed saw a 14 percent drop, and overall violent crime is down nearly 5 percent.

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