12/28/2009

Increased patrols credited for drop in violence at border

Murders in key U.S. border cities dropped in the first half of 2009

By Kevin Johnson
USA Today

Even as rampant drug-related killings continue in Mexico, intensified U.S. efforts to prevent the violence from spilling across the border are succeeding, according to federal data and law enforcement officials.

Murders in key U.S. border cities dropped in the first half of 2009, new FBI crime data show, and some law enforcement officials say that trend is continuing.

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