New Omaha crime stats: Violent crime down 4% in first quarter of 2013

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Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 6:01 pm, Sun Jul 20, 2014.

Mayor Jim Suttle's administration publicized first-quarter crime statistics Wednesday, after two days in which the mayor and his challenger, Councilwoman Jean Stothert, have battled over the extent of the city's crime problem.

Police Chief Todd Schmaderer and Willie Barney, head of the Empowerment Network, discussed the statistics showing that violent crime in Omaha dropped by 4 percent and overall crime by 3 percent in the first quarter of 2013, compared with the same period in 2012.

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