Rochester, NY -- The Rochester Police Department is out with its crime statistics for the first nine months of the year.
Police say there have been 30 homicides this year -- the same number as last year at this time. Rape cases are down, but robberies are higher. The overall violent crime numbers are flat from this time a year ago.
The police department has previously blamed the increasing number of robberies on street muggings for cell phones that can be traded for cash from phone companies.