This table contains data behind the story A Handful Of Cities Are Driving 2016's Rise In Murder.
murder_2016_prelim.csv contains preliminary 2016 murder counts for 79 large U.S. cities. 2015 figures are counts through the same data a year ago. Sources are listed in the file.
murder_2015_final.csv contains full-year 2014 and 2015 murder counts for all U.S. cities with at least 250,000 residents. Source is FBI Uniform Crime Reports.
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