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O’Malley announces drop in violent crime

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley is announcing a 6 percent drop in violent crime in Maryland.

O’Malley released the 2010 year-end crime data on Wednesday. It is compiled by the Maryland State Police and submitted to the FBI for use in the national crime statistics report.

The data shows homicides dropped 3.2 percent in 2010, with 14 fewer people murdered last year in Maryland than the year before.

The data also shows that robberies and motor vehicle deaths are down about 8 percent.

The O’Malley administration says the declines come at a time when state and local law enforcement agencies are increasing their use of technology and information sharing.

O’Malley says use of DNA has resulted in the arrests of 290 criminals since 2007.


  1. Apparently, he does not live in Baltimore, Maryland or watch the news!! What a bunch of crock!! If he focused on the problem with crime as opposed to same sex marriages, maybe there would be a reduction in the crime rate!!! I find this very hard to believe.

  2. Actually if you look at census data there is a glaring fact that is hard to dismiss. The City has enjoyed a period were there has been fewer people aged 18-44 (the main offenders) than any other time in recent history. The data also shows that this about to change as there is a new large generation now entering their teens. Already we have seen crime in the age group increase. Sometimes the simplest answer is the best answer.