More homicides in Seattle this year than all of 2011

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by TRAVIS PITTMAN / KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on May 30, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Updated Thursday, May 31 at 6:25 AM

Five people were killed in two shootings in Seattle Wednesday, pushing the total for the year in the city limits to 21, one more than all of 2011.

Seattle is on pace to have 51 homicides in 2012, by far the most in the city since the start of the century.

Between 2001 and 2011, there was an average of 26 homicides per year.

The most homicides during that period occurred in 2003 with 32. The fewest was 19 in 2010.

2012 – 21

2011 – 20

2010 – 19

2009 – 22

2008 – 29

2007 – 24

2006 – 30

2005 – 25

2004 – 24

2003 – 32

2002 – 26

2001 – 25

Average: 26 homicides between 2001 and 2011.

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