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Las Vegas police report 110% increase in homicides compared to last year

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Posted at 11:49 PM, Mar 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-24 02:53:33-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department reports a 110% increase in homicides for 2021 compared to the same time last year.

LVMPD reports 21 homicides in its jurisdiction across the valley so far, compared to 10 in 2020.

13 of the cases in 2021 were caused by gunshot, four from blunt trauma, two from sharp trauma and two others are pending, the report says.