Memphis Violence Up, Led By 42% Homicide Rise

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Major crime increased last year in Memphis, say data from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. In 2016, the city recorded 228 homicides, a 42 percent increase from 2015's 161 killings. Those 228 killings also set a record for most homicides in one year, eclipsing the 1993 tally of 213, reports the Memphis Commercial Appeal. The violent crime rate increased . . .

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