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United States

1 February 2008

Baltimore Sun

Baltimore recorded fewer homicides last month than in any other January in 30 years, continuing a slowed pace of killings that began last summer. City leaders say that one death is tragic but that they hope the downturn will continue and erase the image of a city burdened by crime. The 14 homicides last month were the fewest for the first month of the year since 1978, when there were 13, and half the number in January last year. There were 29 homicides in January 2006... (

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