Readers: This was the front page story in today’s Arizona Republic. The metropolitan Phoenix area saw spikes in homicides in 2016. The icon (e.g., gun, knife) shows the cause of death, the color of the icon indicates which city the homicide took place, and below the icon is the date of the homicide. INFOGRAPHIC BY AVIVA […]

As of Dec. 29, 2013, the number of homicides recorded for New York City for 2013 stood at 332. It’s a drop of 20% below the homicide rate of 2012 (419 murders) and the first time in over half a century that the city saw less than one murder a day on average. The historical data […]