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Thefts, burglaries, violence boost crime rate 31 percent in Surprise

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By Daryl Bjoraas

Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012
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But the numbers may not be as bad as they seem because crime was unusually low the previous year. Over a period of five years, the crime rate has risen an average of 3 percent,a year. Police say the town remains one of the safest in the metro area. The story from Cronkite News reporter Daryl Bjoraas.

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