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Cities Where the Record for Most Murders Was Broken in 2021

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10. Austin, TX
> Murders reported in 2021: 89
> Previous record: 59 murders in 1984
> Population: 979,263

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9. Portland, OR
> Murders reported in 2021: 90
> Previous record: 66 murders in 1987
> Population: 653,467

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8. Tucson, AZ
> Murders reported in 2021: 92
> Previous record: 79 murders in 2008
> Population: 548,082

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7. Albuquerque, NM
> Murders reported in 2021: 117
> Previous record: 80 murders in 2019
> Population: 560,504

6. Louisville/Jefferson County, KY
> Murders reported in 2021: 188
> Previous record: 173 murders in 2020
> Population: 617,630

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