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Homicides in DC Continue to Climb

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Crime scene in Washington D.C. (Chip somodevilla/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 18 Jul 2016 09:11 PM

The homicide rate in Washington, D.C. has skyrocketed in recent years, and authorities there continue to be worried about the 2016 numbers.

According to figures from the Metropolitan Police Department,  last year saw 162 homicides in the nation's capital, a huge jump from the 105 that happened in 2014. This year, the figure is already at 70 — just seven shy from this date in 2015.

The city's 20-year high is 397 in 1996.

The Daily Caller highlights several recent homicides in the city, which follows an outbreak of violence across the United States. Weeks of violence across the country have left both civilians and police officers dead.

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh said recently he worries about another spike in violence nationwide  if Republican Donald Trump wins the presidential election in November.

"They're gonna do everything they can to undermine it," Limbaugh said. "And I think we're gonna see levels of violence that we have not seen… I think they're gonna do everything they can to see that Trump never does get inaugurated."

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