Murder statistics rise in Erie County

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Violent crime is up nationally, but Erie isn’t following that trend, even with a slight increase in murders.  According to the FBI, violent crime is up across the nation by about 4%, but violent crime in the city is down by as much as 18%.  

In Erie County there were 13 murders in 2016.  Ten of them took place in the city.  That’s up from nine murders recorded in 2015.

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