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    Police Solved Crime Rate Decreases

    August 6, 2002
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    (AP) — Criminal Investigations Deputy Superintendent Jose L. Caldero Lopez said the murder’s clearing-up rate fell in July from 45% to 41%, while the total crime clearing up rate remained at 34%.

    The colonel said 171 of the 421 murders reported during the first seven months of the year have been cleared up, according to published reports.

    The areas with the lowest crime clearing up rate is Aguadilla, with 22%, followed by Bayamon and Ponce, with 25%, Carolina and Humacao, with 28%, then San Juan and Mayagüez, with 29% respectively.

    The area with the highest clearing-up rate is Utuado, with 49%, followed by Guayama, with 40%, Vega Baja, with 37%, and Fajardo, with 35%.

    Crimes against persons include murder, rape, robbery, illegal appropriation, and carjacking.