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Dallas Murder Rate Ticks Back Up

The front page of the Morning News today reads something like this: “Murder, MURDER, MURDER.” It’s effective, and I followed the jump to 9A. Bleeding, leading, etc.

The crux of the story is that, at 141 murders, we’ve surpassed the 2011 tally. That means the city is experiencing an increase in murders – not murder rate, which is calculated by population – something it has fought hard against since the murder tally peaked at 500 in 1991.

Yesterday afternoon, Dallas Police’s media department sent out the below document, highlighting these trends, stats, and do-dads. It’s worth a look:

Dallas Murder Statistics