Little Rock Robberies Up Over Last Year

LITTLE ROCK - The beginning months of 2007 show a decrease in homicides and rapes in Little Rock while the incidences of assault remain about the same. But the Little Rock crime statistics show a rise in robberies, which have almost doubled by the end of February, compared to the same time period last year.

Sergeant Bruce Maxwell, who heads the police department's robbery squad, says he's not sure what is causing the spike in robberies. The robberies have been spread throughout the city, he says, with no concentration in any one neighborhood.

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