Albuquerque homicide rate continues to rise

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – We’re seeing new numbers regarding the homicide rate in Albuquerque.

So far in 2017 police investigated 23 homicides in the city.

Detectives solved 15 of those cases which is at a rate of 65 percent.

Last year Albuquerque saw 24 homicides.

According to the city using 2015’s population, Albuquerque’s rate is 11 homicides per 100,000 people.

In 2016, the city reached a 20-year high of 61 murders. The highest on record since 1990 is 70 murders in 1996.

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