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Boston's 2011 Homicide Tally: 62 Victims

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BOSTON — Boston Police investigated the murders of 62 victims in 2011, according to the year-end tally from the department released Wednesday (PDF).

(Click the interactive map above for victim names and further information about their homicides.)

The 2011 figure is a 16 percent drop from 2010, when there were 74 victims. 2010's count was the city's highest annual total in the last five years; the five-year average is about 63 victims a year.

Overall, serious crime, which includes homicides, dropped 8 percent in Boston last year, compared to 2010 figures, Boston Police announced Tuesday.

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Benjamin Swasey Twitter Digital Manager
Ben is WBUR's digital manager. He occasionally reports on economic and transportation policy, climate and social issues, and politics.

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