Homicides decline in Oklahoma City in first quarter, but violent assaults continue to rise

Oklahoma City Police Chief Bill Citty said homicides dipped in the first quarter of 2013 compared to 2012. Violent assaults, however, are on the upswing long-term. Residents at a northwest Oklahoma City apartment complex plagued by violent crime agree.

BY JULIANA KEEPING Modified: April 21, 2013 at 9:45 am •  Published: April 21, 2013

A woman found dead in a burning car last month is among the latest victims of violence plaguing Willow Cliff Apartments.

As detectives work to solve the homicide, violence continues to trouble residents. Squad cars ripped into the complex, at 5304 Willow Cliff Road, to break up a fight Thursday evening, and police briefly detained at least one youth to assuage the tension.

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