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Cities Where the Record for Most Murders Was Broken in 2021

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15. Lexington-Fayette, KY
> Murders reported in 2021: 37
> Previous record: 34 murders in 2020
> Population: 323,152

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14. St. Paul, MN
> Murders reported in 2021: 39
> Previous record: 34 murders each in 2020 and 1992
> Population: 308,096

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13. Colorado Springs, CO
> Murders reported in 2021: 40
> Previous record: 39 murders in 2020
> Population: 478,215

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12. Durham, NC
> Murders reported in 2021: 48
> Previous record: 42 murders in 2016
> Population: 279,447

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11. Toledo, OH
> Murders reported in 2021: 71
> Previous record: 61 murders in 2020
> Population: 272,778

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