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Some violent crime is up and some is down in Cleveland
There have been more murders and armed robberies this so far year than average, but fewer rapes and felonious assaults
by WKSU's KEVIN NIEDERMIER


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There’s some good and bad news regarding violent crime in Cleveland. Statistics released by the police department this week show murder and armed robbery are up for the first 2 ½ months of the year. That’s compared to the same period during the last 6 years. There have been 19 killings so far this year compared to an average of 14 for the period. Jonathon Wittmer-Rich is a criminal law professor at Cleveland State University. He says this rise in murders should be monitored, but statistically, it isn’t a major concern at this point. But he says a bigger concern is the rise is in armed robberies.

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“On average there were 122 armed robberies, last year the number was 126, and this year we’re at 19, that’s a pretty big jump. Again, you have variations from year to year and time period to time period, so let’s see what it looks like the next time the police release a set of statistics, whether it really continues to show this increase or whether it looks more like an anomaly. But it is a meaningful jump.”

The good news is that in Cleveland during the first part of this year, rape, felonious assault and burglaries are all below the average for the last 6 years. Wittmer-Rich says this follows the national trend of decreasing violent crime.

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