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22 people murdered in June, making it the deadliest month in 4 years

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Detectives and prosecutors on the scene of a homicide. Detectives and prosecutors on the scene of a homicide.

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – June was the deadliest month the City of St. Louis has seen in the last four years, according to newly released crime statistics.

Throughout the month, 22 people were murdered, bringing the total number of homicides since the beginning of the year to 92.  A gun was used in 90 percent of the homicides.

Aggravated assaults with guns are up nearly 50 percent and total robbery is up 40 percent. The newly released statistics also state burglaries and larcenies are up 11 percent and total crime is up 14 percent.

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