D.C. Area Homicide Totals Steady; Major City Murders Rise

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Washington, D.C., ended 2016 with 135 homicides, down 17 percent from the previous year, but the annual total for the Washington region held steady because the number of killings rose in several suburbs, the the Washington Post reports. Prince William County, in Northern Virginia, marked its deadliest year on record. It had 22 killings — more than double the 10 recorded in 2015. The 97 . . .

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