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Larger Michigan cities see homicides rise

AP Wire • Jul 21, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Murders in Detroit, Saginaw and Grand Rapids are up over 2011. The 66 homicides reported through Monday morning in Flint are tied with that city's 2011 tally.

Grand Rapids reached its 18th homicide Saturday night. The number is preliminary.

There were 17 murders in Grand Rapids in 2011, compared to nine each in 2009 and 2010. The city recorded 23 murders in 2006.

Saginaw surpassed the 12 homicides in 2011 by July 2012. Through Dec. 22, there were 30 murders in the city.

Detroit recorded 344 homicides in 2011. Police reported 375 as of Dec. 16, 2012.

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