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Later this morning a who's who of Maryland and Prince George's County leaders will announce the final 2013 crime statistics for the county.

County executive Rushern Baker will be joined by law enforcement officials will announce that the overall crime rate — and the number of violent crimes — fell again for Prince George's County.

That would mark the second straight year that both numbers dropped, a fact Baker says shows his "Transforming Neighborhoods" iniatitive launched in April of 2012 is working. The program targeted six areas in Prince George's County and included more than just an increased police presence in those neighborhoods.

Today's announcement takes place at a grocery store in Largo, which is in a police district where crime dropped 20 percent in 2013 according to a press release from Baker's office.

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, who has touted the the work done in Prince George's County as helping the state's crime rate reach 30-year lows, is scheduled to attend this morning.

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