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60 homicides reported so far in 2015 throughout St. Louis City

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Twenty people were killed in St. Louis City throughout the month of April, bringing the yearly total homicide count to 60.

Of those 60 homicides, charges have been filed against suspects in 19 cases, police said.

According to officials, the number of homicides at this point in the year has doubled over the past two years.

St. Louis City Police said crime is up across the board. There has been a 43 percent increase in robberies, 15 percent increase in aggravated assaults and 40 percent increase in aggravated assaults with a gun. Burglary, larceny and car thefts are up a combined 17 percent, according to police.

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