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Chicago Police Report 51 Homicides in 2016's First Month

Chicago police reported 51 homicides in the city during the first month of 2016, the bloodiest figure for the month in the past 16 years. The city's homicide total compared with 29 in January 2015 and 20 in January 2014. Also, the number of shootings more than doubled in January to 242, compared with 119 such incidents in January 2015. The number of shooting victims more than doubled as well, to 292 from 136. In 2012, Chicago had more than 500 homicides, the highest of any U.S....

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