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Salisbury Violent Crime Down, But Not by Much

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SALISBURY, Md.- New statistics released by the FBI this week show violent crime in Salisbury is on the decline.

In 2011, there were 369 violent crimes in Salisbury and in 2012 there were 366.

"It does not sound like progress to me and a lot of the focus goes on to the college kids in the poor residential neighborhoods," said Sam Jacobson of Salisbury.

But others, like Allen Brown, also of Salisbury, say every little bit can help make Salisbury safer.

"Any percentage that we can reduce it is good," he said. "It needs to be more but as long as we're working towards reducing it that's what we'll continue to do."

And Brown said the crime problem is everywhere, not just Salisbury. "It's pretty much what's going on across the nation, across the country. Crime is up but you just keep doing what you can do to bring it down."

But Jacobson is worried about his safety now, especially after a string of armed robberies a few weeks ago in Salisbury.

"I feel a lot of attention is spent making sure the students don't cause a disruption to the neighborhoods, rather than making sure the students aren't being singled out or attacked themselves," Jacobson said.

For Brown, the progress may be slow but he's glad it's happening at all and is hopeful for Salisbury's future.

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