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Despite Jump in Murders, Most Other Crime is Down, Police Say |

St. John Source: "Even as the murder rate has shot off the charts, other violent and property crimes are going down and arrests are up, V.I. Police Department officials said at budget hearings in Frederiksted Thursday.
Homicides are up from 31 at this point in 2009, to 40 so far this year, said Police Commissioner Novelle Francis. 'When we analyze the victims and locations of these homicides, we find that most are gang- and/or turf-related and retaliatory in nature,' he said."
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