Crime rate continues dramatic fall

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The Independent US

Crime in America's largest city has fallen by 11 per cent compared with last year, and by 35 per cent since 2001. Murders in New York are down 11 per cent. The only major crime that is rising is felony assault, which is up 2 per cent. The figures were released yesterday by the New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The figures reflect a nationwide trend. FBI crime figures for the first half of 2009 show crime falling across the United States.

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