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  • Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier announces a drop in the number of homicides in the District of Columbia during a press conference on Friday, Dec. 30, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

    D.C. homicides drop by half in last decade

    The number of homicides in the District declined in 2011 for the third straight year, a downward trend that has seen deadly violence in the city drop by more than half from just a decade ago.


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