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St. Louis on track to surpass 2019 homicide rate: Report

Added 06-30-20 12:43:02am EST - “St. Louis homicide rate sees a rise that may lead to a higher number than last year.” - Foxnews.com

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If the current homicide rate in St. Louis maintains its pace, the Missouri city could be on track to surpass the 194 recorded homicides it observed in 2019.

Between January and May, the city had 77 recorded homicides, according to data from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. When adding in the number of homicides from the unfinished June, the total number jumps up to 99, the police department’s 2020 UCR Homicide Analysis shows as of Monday.

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