Prince George's County Officials Tout Second Year Of Crime Decreases | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

Prince George's County Officials Tout Second Year Of Crime Decreases

Play associated audio

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.

NPR

How To Sell Diverse Books: A Bookstore Owner's Advice

It's not news that the publishing world isn't very diverse. But over on the other side of the industry, how do owners of neighborhood bookstores try to sell books for or about people of color?
NPR

Can Quinoa Take Root On The 'Roof Of The World'?

Quinoa, once a homebody crop, crossed the Atlantic for the first time this century. Now the Food and Agriculture Organization has a hunch it can thrive in Central and Southwest Asia.
NPR

Senate Control May Swing On North Carolina's Unpopularity Contest

Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan wants voters to punish her GOP challenger Thom Tillis, the speaker of the state House, for unpopular laws. Tillis wants to aim anger toward the president at Hagan.
NPR

Islamic State Uses Online Strategies To Get Its Message Out

Experts say the videotaped killing of journalist James Foley is part of a broader propaganda strategy by Islamist militants. The group, the Islamic State, has become a master of the video medium.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.