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Homicides decrease in Boston for third straight year

Homicides in Boston are on track to fall for the third straight year, driven downward by solid police work, an aging population, and better trauma care, according to law enforcement officials and specialists.

By Monday evening, Boston had 58 homicides for the year, which compares with 62 in 2011 and 74 in 2010, Boston police said.

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