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Detroit's murder rate near highest since 1994

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DETROIT (WKZO) -- The city of Detroit is close to having it's highest homicide rate in nearly two decades.

On December 16th, Detroit had 375 reported homicides to date.  That number has gradually risen since 2008, nut the homicide rate is based on number of homicides per 100-thousand residents.  Currently, that number is roughly 53 per 100-thousand residents.  That would be the highest rate since 1994 when their were 54 homicides per 100-thousand residents in the city.