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4 January 2002

Detroit News

DETROIT — The Detroit Police Department says it was able to solve 64 percent of murder cases last year, a dramatic improvement that would put the department on par with most large cities. The 2001 rate of solving murders, the highest since 1995, was a 36-percent improvement over 2000, when investigators closed 47 percent of homicides. Nationwide, police cleared 63 percent of homicides with arrests in 2000, the FBI reported. The rate sank to 57 percent among cities... (

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