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Homicide Rate

El Salvador Sees Highest Monthly Murder Rate Since Civil War

AP | Posted 07.03.2015 | World

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — The month of June saw 677 murders in El Salvador, more than in any other single month since the end of the country'...

Jason Linkins

Everybody Chill: There's No Ferguson-Inspired 'New Nationwide Crime Wave' | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics

If you were paying attention to the news Monday, you might have heard something about how a violent crime wave has swept across these United States, o...

The Story Behind the Nation's Falling Body Count

David M. Kennedy | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
David M. Kennedy

Homicide may be down nationally, but until we reach the corners of America that still suffer from daily violence, and where getting stopped, arrested, and locked up are a normal part of a young man's life, we are doing them an injustice.

The Most Dangerous City In America Is...

Forbes | Daniel Fisher | Posted 10.19.2012 | Business

At a community meeting in a Lutheran church earlier this year, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing got an earful about his city’s distressingly high crime rate....

Young People Fight to Push Urban Violence to the Top of Obama's Agenda

Heather Box | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Box

Young people represent 62.5 percent of all murder victims. And for young people of color, the statistics tell an even grimmer story.