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Wisconsin's murder rate lowest since 2004

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Wisconsin's murder rate last year was the lowest since 2004.

That's according to new figures from the state Office of Justice Assistance.

147 people were murdered in the Badger State last year, 38 fewer than in 2007. There were 2.6 killings for every 100,000 residents, the lowest in four years.

And authorities made arrests in 85 percent of all homicides, the highest in the last five years.

Other violent crimes went down, too.

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