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Chicago murder rate up nearly 60 percent in 2016 for biggest spike in decades

By Doug G. Ware

The Chicago skyline is seen from the John Hancock Center's 94th floor observatory. Sunday, Chicago police said there were more than 750 homicides in the city in 2016 -- an increase of nearly 60 percent and the biggest spike in decades. Police also recorded 1,100 more shooting incidents in 2016. File Photo by Brian Kersey/UPI
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