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PALMER PARK, Md. (AP) Police say crime in Prince George's County is continuing to drop this year.

Officials say the overall number of crimes was down 6.3 percent in the first six months of this year compared with the same period last year.

Violent crime, which includes homicides, rapes, robberies and assaults, was down 11.7 percent in the first half of this year. Property crime decreased by 5.3 percent compared with the same period last year.

Homicides went down 14 percent from January to June.

Police Chief Roberto L. Hylton credits partnerships with the community, businesses and other groups in helping police drive down crime.

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