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By Matt Bush

Violent crime is down in Maryland, and that's caught the attention of the federal government. Members of the federal Department of Justice are spending the day in Annapolis to see the "Law Enforcement Dashboard."

Kristin Mahoney, the director of the governor's office of crime control and prevention, says the device can be accessed by any police or security officer with a standard security clearance. She says it has contributed much to the 5 percent drop in violent crime last year in Maryland.

"It takes 92 individual databases that generally in the past required 92 passwords and 92 different usernames for law enforcement to log on," she says. "And it puts them in one place."

Mahoney says an officer can find everything on the database, from criminal records to whether a person has pawned something in the last 30 days.

While crime did drop in Maryland last year, a national study ranked the state as the 8th most violent in the country.

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