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Prince George's Co. sees decrease in homicides, violent crime in 2022

John Henry, WUSA9

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, Md. — Prince George's County has seen a decrease in crime halfway through 2022.

The number of homicides in the county has decreased almost 30% compared to the same time last year, according to Prince George's County Police Chief Malik Aziz. The amount of violent crime in the Maryland county has also decreased 16%.

In comparison, just across the border, D.C. has seen its homicides increase 21% while the amount of violent crimes have gone up 11%, according to Metropolitan Police Department data.

Prince George's County authorities say the decline in crime is attributable to several factors, including an emphasis on providing more resources to the county's youth.

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