Boston’s Mixed Picture: Murders Down, Robberies Up

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Boston’s total of murders, rapes, and attempted rapes dropped dramatically this year, but robberies and aggravated assaults jumped. The Boston Globe says preliminary year-end data showed a 4 percent increase in violent crime. There was a 35 percent drop in murders, with 41 in 2003, compared with 60 in 2002 and 66 in 2001. Robberies
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