Detroit Police Quarterly Report: Homicides Rise

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit Police Department says a quarterly report on crime in the city found that homicides and nonfatal shootings rose while several other crimes fell.
The Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News report the information was released Tuesday at a forum at Charity Lutheran Church. The preliminary statistics compare numbers between the first quarter of 2011 and the first quarter of 2010.
Police say there have been seven more homicides in the first three months of 2011, up from up from about 60 in the year-ago period. There have been 91 through April 17, up from 79 during the year-ago period.
Nonfatal shootings rose to 232 during the quarter from 200.
The department says robberies, burglaries, assaults and rapes all were lower than during the first quarter of 2010.

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