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In Baltimore, robberies and assaults plunge, shootings dip as coronavirus shutters cityBALTIMORE — Overall reported crime in Baltimore continues to plunge amid the coronavirus outbreak.Property crime had already been on a steep decline since a state of emergency was declared in mid-March. Violent crime had seen less of an impact, but has been falling since then as well.For the week ending April 18, police reported 71 total violent crimes. That was less than half of the 152 violent crimes reported the previous week. The week ending March 21 saw 196 violent crimes.Total violent crimes for the pa…

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