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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Saturday, January 1, 2005

Murder Rates Down in '04 in Most Big Cities

2004 saw a decline in murders in most urban areas, including Chicago, New York and Washington D.C.  Chicago saw one of the biggest drops, at 445 compared to 600 in 2003.  Exceptions to this trend include St. Louis, Detroit and Baltimore, which saw murders go up in 2004.  Story and stats here.  [Mark Godsey]

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