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Chicago — Shootings leave six dead and 26 wounded over weekend

Chicago - A "brazen act of gang violence" left two people dead and eight others wounded Sunday afternoon in Chicago's Southwest Brighton Park neighborhood while they were attending a memorial service for a person murdered in the same area earlier in the day.

Five Latin American countries lead the world in homicides

Honduras continues to have the world's highest homicide rate, according to a recent United Nations report, followed by four other countries in Latin America.

Homicide: Number Two Killer of Teens in America

Homicide and teens are two words which are being used together at an alarming rate. With school shootings or attempted shootings reported daily, parents and officials struggle to understand this tragic trend.

Silent victims: Violence and the sex industry

Toronto - Going to work every day when you are part of the sex industry comes with risks. The biggest risk is becoming a victim of violence.

Canada's crime rate lowest in 40 years, jump in child pornography

Ottawa - With all of the recent shootings in the Toronto area within the past month, the average Canadian wouldn't know that the crime rate is at its lowest since 1972. According to a new report, the crime rate has fallen right across the country.

Oakland crime rate lower in 2009

The crime rate has dropped in 2009 from past years in many categories in Oakland, CA, causing residents to hope the trend continues.

New York City Homicide Rate Continues to Drop

New York City is on pace to record fewer than 500 homicides in 2007, a new low. This disputes the reputation of the Big Apple as a place where random acts of violence occur on a daily basis.
 

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The city of Chicago  which has seen a spike in homicides.
The city of Chicago, which has seen a spike in homicides.
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