Boston Murder Total Jumps, Overall Crime Down

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Between Jan. 1 and June 10, 24 people were killed in the city — eight more than the 16 slain in the first six months of 2017. “Five of them have been stabbings, which is very unusual for us,” said Police Commissioner William Evans. “We’re working very hard to keep the homicide rate down. We seem to get bursts of them, then we’ll go five weeks without any . . .

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