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01 Jan 2011 19:31


U.S.: DC’s “murder capital” status fades away, and then some

  • 131 number of homicides in DC in 2010, down nine percent from 2009 (from 141 killings)
  • seven of the last ten years have had fewer than 200 homicides; DC was once the U.S. “murder capital”
  • 1963 the last year the homicide total was so low in the nation’s capitalĀ source