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Homicides among black males spike

Hub ranks 6th for cities with sharpest rise

By Maria Cramer
Globe Staff / December 29, 2008

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A study analyzing homicides across the country shows that Boston is among six major cities that have seen the sharpest spikes in the number of young black males killing one another between 2000 and 2007, an alarming trend that comes at a time when the state is cutting back on programs geared toward helping troubled youths. (Full article: 1145 words)

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