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The Boston Globe


Boston homicides fall for fourth year

For the fourth straight year, the number of homicides in Boston is on track to fall, this time sharply, and violent crime continues to decline, officials said Monday.

By Monday, there were 40 homicides in Boston, 18 fewer than last year. The reasons given varied, from more focused police work and aggressive prosecution of offenders with guns to better medical care for victims.

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