Wis. police report crime down by 12%


By Ryan Haggerty

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Major crimes in Milwaukee decreased 11.8% in the first three months of 2008 compared with the same period last year, according to statistics released by the Milwaukee Police Department Thursday night.

Among the seven major crimes - homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny-theft and motor vehicle theft - only burglary increased, jumping 10.6%.

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