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Southeast : DROPPING CRIME

August 09, 1995

For the second quarter in a row, crime is down in Long Beach from 1994 levels.

For the first six months of this year, crime dropped by 8.1%, Mayor Beverly O'Neill announced Tuesday, with the most violent category of crime--including murder, rape, robbery and assault--falling by 11.1%.

Incidents of auto theft showed the biggest drop, falling by 27%.

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