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Spike in violence has city on edge

Police say homicides, shootings, and burglaries are on the rise again, spurred by drugs and gang feuds and abetted by cuts to crime-fighting budgets

By Maria Cramer
Globe Staff / September 25, 2010

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An explosion of late-summer violence drove a 24 percent increase in murders so far this year over the same period in 2009, erasing what had appeared to be progress in fighting crime and alarming Boston police, who say they are scrambling for money to beef up patrols. (Full article: 845 words)

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