Report: Suffolk homicide rate decreases

Newsday reports there were 23 homicides in Suffolk last year. (2/18/13)

WOODBURY - In a recent report, Suffolk County’s homicide rate has hit a 10-year low.

Newsday reports there were 23 Suffolk homicides last year. The number is a dramatic decrease from the 50 reported in 2010.

Records also indicate that violent crime fell 3.9 percent overall.

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Meanwhile, in Nassau County there was a slight increase in the number of homicides reported in 2012.

According to Newsday, the number went up from 23 in 2011 to 28 last year.

Detectives have reportedly solved 20 cases, about 71 percent.

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