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Crime Watch: Major crimes in Birmingham drop 12 percent in 2009

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One bright spot in the turmoil that is Birmingham? Crime is down 12 percent in the first three quarters of this year, including a 25 percent drop in homicides.

Wade on Birmingham - Crime WatchBirmingham police chief A.C. Roper said, “We’ve experienced a double digit decrease in major crimes this year in spite of a bad economy,” crediting community support and his officers for the results.

So far, Birmingham has had 62 homicides to date this year, compared to 78 by this point in 2008. But will the drop in crime be enough to change the city’s Top 10 ranking among America’s most dangerous cities?

We’ll find out Monday.

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