D.C. on Track for Record Low Homicides

Reports the Washington Post:

With this year three quarters over, the number of homicides in the District has fallen well below last year’s rate, which was the lowest in decades.

As of Friday, 81 people had been slain in the city — more than 15 percent fewer than the 96 homicides reported by the same time last year — according to police figures.

If the rate of killings in the first nine months continues through December, the homicide figure for the year would be 108, compared with 132 last year.

Here’s Homicide Watch’s map of this year’s homicides. Click on a point to discover who the victim is at a location. Click the victim’s name to see more details about the case.


Find a discussion about the numbers after the jump.


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