Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Homicides increase in 2012, but numbers lower than historic highs

Jacksonville Local News – Jacksonville.com and The Florida Times-Union
A four-year decline in the number of Jacksonville homicides ended in 2012 with a jump to 108 from 86 in 2011, according to preliminary counts of killings.
Of the 2012 homicides, 93 were ruled murder, up from 72 in 2011.
There are important distinctions between homicide and murder. While all murders are homicides, not all homicides are murder. A homicide is one person killing another person, no matter the reason, and would include justifiable, excusable or accidental killings at the hands of another person.
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