The Associated Press reports that Prince William County Board Chairman Corey Stewart links the decline in certain types of crime last year to the County's efforts to reduce illegal immigration. The Virginia County released a study in late June that says homicides dropped by 44 percent from 2006 to 2007. Also, during the same time period, the number of rapes fell 33 percent, robberies declined 23 percent, and aggravated assaults dropped by 18 percent. The County adopted a policy of running the names of everyone arrested through a federal database to determine citizenship status, irrespective of whether the person was a suspected illegal alien.

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Updated: Mon, Jul 24th 2017 @ 3:09pm EDT