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There were 57 homicides Birmingham in all of 2011. Of those, three were deemed justifiable. Of the 68 so far this year, five have been ruled justifiable. The city's highest homicide tally in recent memory was 141 in 1991.
Roper said today. "We continue to have very few random, stranger type homicides. Due to the dynamics and causation factors, the vast majority of victims are being murdered by people they know."
not just a police issue but a societal issue,'' he said. "This means our communities must get more involved in reporting suspicious activity and giving us the information we need when investigating a case. Crimestoppers is a great tool for providing us anonymous information with no fear of being called to court. In fact, we really don't need the citizen's name, just the information."
"The city experienced five straight years of declining homicides with last year being the lowest since the 1960's,'' the chief said. "While overall crime is down this year, unfortunately the homicide rate has increased. Interestingly enough, we had the same number of homicides as last year at the end of October, but saw a significant increase in November, which has continued into December. "
great job bringing the perpetrators to justice,'' he said.
Birmingham's spike in homicides concerns the city's top cop
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Friday Timothy Stewart, 31, was slain on Dugan Avenue. He and another man were found wounded in a vehicle in front of Brookside City Hall.
On Sunday, Ryan Michael Jordan was fatally shot at a house on Avenue H. Police said Jordan was one of three people committing a robbery when the victim shot Jordan in self defense. Earlier Sunday, 42 year old Desean Grice was found dead on the sidewalk on Second Avenue Southwest.
The most recent slaying happened Monday night when a 34 year old man, Yrral Syevon Torrance, was gunned down at his home on Ellington Street. His 8 year old son was home at the time of the shooting, and ran and hid under the bed.
Still, the city as a whole needs to stand strong against crime, he said, and not allow recent events to discourage the efforts being made. "The bottom line is it's Adidas Los Angeles Running Shoes
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Roper said today the city has experienced too many people solving their personal conflicts with gunfire. "In fact,'' the chief said, "some of the underlying stories and reasons are not just senseless, but are actually bizarre." He didn't elaborate.
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