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The changes made by the Metropolitan Police Department are aimed at providing more police coverage in busier areas that have more crime.
The number of murders is down significantly in the District, but other types of crime are still a problem in the city.
The head of D.C.'s police union says crime in the city has increased significantly since the Occupy protesters came to town, a claim that the city's police chief calls crazy and ludicrous.
D.C. police Chief Cathy Lanier raised a few eyebrows last week when she suggested to a congressional panel that Metro doesn't have enough officers to handle its ridership.
The Metro Transit police chief says his officers have responded to an increasing number of calls this year for suspicious packages or persons or bomb threats.
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