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Thu July 18, 2013

Mixed Results in Salisbury Crime Report

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Some mixed results in the crime report for Salisbury.

In the Safe Streets Zone newsletter midway through the year violent crimes have declined slightly.

Aggravated assaults are down from 128 last year to 101 this year.

Rapes are also down from 11 last year to 7 this year while robberies edged down from 57 to 55.

The figures are only from Salisbury police and the Wicomico County sheriff’s Office.

That means the first murder that took place on Patrick Street is not counted because it was handled by state police.

Overall serious crimes compared to last year did so up slight by around 3.3 percent.

Mayor Jim Ireton says that the summer months are the toughest and applauded local law enforcement efforts.