Major cities see 50% increase in homicides since 2019: police org

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Homicides in major U.S. and Canadian cities have increased 50% and aggravated assaults have risen 39% between January and June since the same time period in 2019, according to data released Friday by the Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA).

Compared to last year, however, homicides are down slightly, with 4,511 reported in major U.S. cities between January and June, compared to 4,626 between January and June of 2021. Aggravated assaults have…

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