Cincinnati police investigate a homicide on Van Hart Street in South Fairmount on June 25, 2013. Of the city's 75 homicides in 2013, 26 occurred in District 3. Kareem Elgazzar | WCPO
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INTERACTIVE: Map shows 2013 Cincinnati homicides; Chief Jeffrey Blackwell meets with City Council

Cincinnati's homicide rate highest in region

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Seventy-five people were slain in Cincinnati in 2013 - a 42 percent jump from 2012, giving it the distinction of having the highest rate of homicide when compared to similar sized cities in the region. Cincinnati Police Jeffrey Blackwell said his plans to stretch police staffing and to work with teens are aimed at combating violence. 


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