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East End off to noteworthy murder-free start to 2017

February 7, 2017 5:01 pm by

With more than 50 days since the last homicide in the East End, a period including the entire month of January, this as-yet-murder-free 2017 marks one of the 3 quietest starts to a year in the last two decades.

In 2012, most remarkably, there was not a killing in the East End until April 14. The following year, the peace was broken with a fatal domestic stabbing on February 9.

Richmond has seen 9 homicides so far in 2017, and another shooting currently classified as a “death investigation”.

For more perspective: Historical numbers for the East End and Richmond →


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