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Mayor Ireton Addresses Lower Crime Rate In State Of The City

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SALISBURY, Md. - Dozens showed up for Mayor Jim Ireton's State of the City address.

"The Linens of the Week building is down, the Thrift Travel Inn is down, the Feldman's building is redeveloped, the Waste Treatment Plant lawsuit is settled and we have a 40 percent drop in our crime rate and a 21 percent drop in the past 10 years," said Ireton.
In a packed room at Salisbury University, the Mayor said that Part One Crimes, such as homicide and sexual assault were the lowest in the city since 2004, helping to bring Maryland to its lowest crime rate since the early 1970s.

But Ireton's opponent in this upcoming election is skeptical.

With the Safe Streets Program, when you have someone who breaks in and takes two bicycles in a garage for example, rather than a formal report being down, they are just coming up with a case number and police are telling you to call in your insurance number and put in a claim," said Joe Albero.

The primary election is next week and the General Election is set for April 2nd.

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