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Serious crime in Cambridge drops to lowest mark in almost 50 years, police say

Serious crime in Cambridge fell by 3 percent in 2012, sinking to the lowest mark in ­almost 50 years, the city’s Police Department reported Thursday.

Violent crimes fell from 436 in 2011 to 414 in 2012, contributing to a trend that has led to an overall drop in crime of 21 percent over the past decade, the department said.

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