Puerto Rico sees lowest homicide rate in nearly 15 year as island takes steps to fight crime

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Puerto Rico sees lowest homicide rate in nearly 15 year as island takes steps to fight crime

FILE - This Sept. 23, 2014 file photo shows the Santurce neighborhood in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The crime wave that marred Puerto Rico’s image in recent years appears to have ebbed, with homicides decreasing and both residents and police adopting new measures to track problems and improve public safety, including a crime-tip mobile app that allows people to easily alert police to suspected crimes such as assault, robbery, domestic violence and child abuse. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File) (The Associated Press)

FILE - This Oct. 13, 2014 file photo shows a man fishing from a dock in Fajardo, Puerto Rico. In 2014, the Caribbean island saw the lowest number of homicides in nearly 15 years, part of a long-term trend of declining rates of violent crime across the region. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo, File) (The A...

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