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Detroit's Homicide Rate Expected To Jump 15% For 2011

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Gina Avery, of Detroit, takes a somber glance at a t-shirt memorializing her nieces Renisha Victoria Landers and Demesha Hunt on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011. Cousins Renisha Landers, 23, and Demesha Hunt, 24, were found in the trunk of a Chrysler 300 on Detroit's east side Dec. 19. Two other women aged 28 and 29, were found Christmas morning when Detroit firefighters discovered their badly burned bodies in the trunk of a car that had been set ablaze in a garage. Detroit police fear a killer may be ta
Gina Avery, of Detroit, takes a somber glance at a t-shirt memorializing her nieces Renisha Victoria Landers and Demesha Hunt on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011. Cousins Renisha Landers, 23, and Demesha Hunt, 24, were found in the trunk of a Chrysler 300 on Detroit's east side Dec. 19. Two other women aged 28 and 29, were found Christmas morning when Detroit firefighters discovered their badly burned bodies in the trunk of a car that had been set ablaze in a garage. Detroit police fear a killer may be ta

The city's homicide rate was among the highest in the country in 2010, and the 2011 statistics, expected to be released this week, appear just as grim.

Murders in Detroit jumped from 308 in 2010 to at least 346 in 2011, an average of about three more per month, according to Detroit Police Department statistics and police reports.

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