Homicide Rates Up

“How many deaths will it take till we know that too many people have died.”
~ Bob Dylan

Mass shootings Friday:

~ Austin, Texas: 14 wounded, two critically
~ Savannah, Georgia: one killed and seven wounded
~ Chicago, Illinois: one killed, nine wounded

Homicide rates in large cities were up more than 30 percent on average last year, and up another 24 percent for the beginning of this year:

~ Homicides in Portland, Ore., rose to 53 from 29, up more than 82 percent
~ Minneapolis, they grew to 79 from 46, up almost 72 percent
~ Los Angeles the number increased to 351 from 258, a 36 percent
~ Philadelphia are up almost 28 percent, with 170 through May 9, compared with 133 in the same period last year
~ Tucson, Ariz., the number jumped to 30 from 17 through May 13, an increase of 76 percent.

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