DC Milestone: On Track for Fewer Than 100 Murders

It would be first time since 1963

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Nov 24, 2012 10:44 AM CST

(Newser) – The crack epidemic that began in the 1980s ushered in a wave of bloodletting in the nation's capital and a death toll that ticked upward daily. Dead bodies, sometimes several a night, had homicide detectives hustling between crime scenes and earned Washington unwelcome monikers...   Read full story »

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