01/02/2012 09:28 am ET

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

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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