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Crime declines in Boston in beginning of 2013

Community policing, wintry weather credited

Major crimes in Boston dropped 15 percent in the first three months of 2013 compared with the same period last year, and Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis credited good police work and an assist from Mother Nature for the decline.

“I would attribute it to a few things — one is the weather,” Davis said. “We’ve certainly had a lot of snow this year, and that keeps people inside.”

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