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Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela D. Alsobrooks

As of Dec. 1, Prince George’s County, Maryland  officials reported that this year’s overall crime rate—reduced by 17.4 percent compared to 9 percent the year before.

Even though the overall crime rate is down, the homicide rate increased to 53.3 percent. There were 69 homicides as of Dec. 1, compared to  54 the year before.

Prince George’s County Police Chief Mark Magaw said he believes credit for the crime reduction goes to their Crime Solvers division, because more people are coming forward with tips to the police whenever they suspect that someone has committed a crime.  “Those are the kinds of changes that have allowed us to drop crime in Prince George’s County,” he said.

Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela D. Alsobrooks has also been proactively involved with lessening domestic abuse crime by collaborating with church and community leaders to solve domestic violence cases and disputes.

” We want pastors to pray together with the families and it if it is unsafe urge them to leave,” said Alsobrooks.  She said she is equipping church leaders with the tools to help them map out a safe resolution for victims.