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FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

The city of Flint saw a dramatic increase in the number of murders in 2015.

There was a 71 percent increase in murder from the previous year.

In 2015 the city had 48 murders/non-negligent manslaughter compared to 28 the previous year. There were 53 homicides overall in 2015 and 31 in 2014.

Despite the dramatic increase in homicides, overall crime was down 9 percent.

There were fewer burglaries and larcenies in 2015.

For more information on the crime statistics click here.

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