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SLED stats show statewide drop in crime

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Lancaster continues to record high crime in region

By Chris Sardelli

A new study shows crime was down across the state through 2011, though Lancaster County continued to post one of the highest crime tallies in its five-county region.

Released this week as part of the Crime in South Carolina 2011 Report, the statistics showed a 2.2 percent decline in the rate of violent crime throughout the state in 2011 compared to the previous year. The report is compiled as a joint effort between the S.C. Law Enforcement Division and the S.C. Department of Public Safety.


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