2020 Could be a Record-Setting Year for Cincinnati Homicides

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( Cincinnati ) - The city is now on pace to have its worst year for homicides in more than 200 years.

The 57th homicide of the year is under investigation in Avondale at the same time that the number of shootings in the city has increased 40 percent over last year. "We all lose sleep over these numbers," said Lt Col Paul Neudigate told members of Cincinnati City Council.

Neudigate says what hurts even more is that the city had made great progress in reducing gun violence over the past three years.

He says his 31 years of policing have taught him that the only way to reduce the numbers is to get the trigger-pullers behind bars and keep them there.

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