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St. Louis Homicide Rate Reaches Historic Levels

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The number of killings have increased over the summer as detectives in St. Louis were called to 114 homicides in June, July and August. There were 53 people killed in the city in July alone. The shooting that took place last Monday with a 15-year-old girl in the Riverview was the 194th homicide of the year. That was the city’s total homicides for all of 2019.Over the past decade, the city has averaged 50 homicides in the last four months of the year, according to police statistics. St. Louis will see about 240 homicides in 2020, the highest in 25 years.

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