Greensboro PD: Homicides up 47 percent

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Homicides in Greensboro increased 47 percent in 2011 compared to the city’s three-year average of 2008-2010, according to police.

Police said there were 25 homicides reported last year, an increase from 16 in 2010, 15 in 2009 and 20 in 2008.

Police sent a press release earlier this month saying homicides had only increased by 32 percent. They have since admitted they made a mistake and apologized for the error.

Rapes and aggravated assaults also increased, while robberies, burglaries, larcenies and auto thefts have all seen a decline, according to police.

Police Chief Ken Miller said he wants to see the violent crime numbers to come down. He said one way to do this is preventive efforts including putting better technology in police cars.

Below is an updated version of the Greensboro crime statistics:

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