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WaPo: More Homicides East of Anacostia

by Borderstan.com March 2, 2009 at 9:53 am 0

From today’s Washington Post: “Homicide Increases East of Anacostia; Killings Not In Usual Places.

The changing neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River, where public housing has given way to new market-rate and subsidized homes, have been the source of more than half of the homicides in the District since the beginning of the year. Eleven of the 20 killings in the city since January were in communities like historic Anacostia and Congress Heights, places starting to reflect a mix of long-term residents and newcomers drawn to the new development. Last year at this time, there were seven in the area, the 7th Police District.

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