Oakland Officials Mull Solutions to Murder Surge

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http://www.oaklandtribune.com/Stories/0,1413,82~1865~1642435,00.html Oakland police officials are mulling solutions to a continued escalation in the city's homicide rate, reports the Oakland Tribune. Through Thursday, 93 people had been slain this year, a pace that would end the year with 130 homicides -- the most since 1995, when there were 153. Last year there were 113 homicides, a 30 percent increase from the total in 2001. Overall crime is down almost 4 percent in Oakland this . . .

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