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Del. Police See High Crime Clearance Rate

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - The Dover Police Department says its criminal investigations unit could see its best clearance rate in five years.

The Delaware State News reports that this year the unit has maintained a 72 percent clearance rate, up from a 58.1 percent clearance rate in 2013. Police have cleared 26 of 36 burglaries, and 39 of 48 robberies.

Police say the national clearance average was 13.6 percent in 2012.

Criminal Investigations Unit Commander Lt. Dave Spicer says that the number show the dedication of its officers to solve crimes.

 

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