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Arrests down, violent crime up in Detroit

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DETROIT (WKZO) -- The number of arrests are down in Detroit, however, violent crime statistics continue to climb.

According to officials with the Detroit Police Department, the fourth quarter of 2012 saw significantly fewer arrests compared to previous years.  Police Commander Steve Dolunt says he's not happy that arrests are down and says he believes it's because officer morale is low.

According to Dolunt, one of the most violent areas, the Eastern District, saw arrests plummet from almost 1,900 in the fourth-quarter of 2011 to just 1,700 during that same period last year.  Two years ago, the district saw over 2,300 arrests.