Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell outlines factors, strategies to combat violence

Series of engagement initiatives set for 2014

By far, the handgun was the weapon of choice in the city’s 75 homicides in 2013. Sixty-one victims (81.3 percent) where shot to death. It’s troubling to Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell, who is nearing his first 100 days at the helm of a department grappling with a 42 percent increase in homicides compared to 2012.

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