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Nation’s Capital Recorded More Homicides in 2023 than Any Year Since 1997

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Washington, D.C. saw its highest homicide rate since 1997 in 2023, with 274 confirmed victims, including 19 children and young teenagers.

The city ranked fifth in murder rate among major U.S. cities. Every ward in D.C. experienced homicides, with most seeing significant increases in violent crime.

Gunfire was the cause of over 90% of the killings, with a doubling in the number of juveniles killed by gunfire compared to the previous year. (Trending: Obama Judge Issues Shock Ruling Against Democrats)

The Washington Post reported, “significant overall increases in violent crime,” in every ward of the nation’s capital.

Juvenile arrests for robbery, homicide, or assault also increased by 10%.

Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser said, “It’s been a tough year.”

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