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What to know about major U.S. cities' stunning murder drop

In an election year, the U.S. is on track to see one of the lowest levels of violent crimes and homicides since President Obama was in office. Murders declined by nearly 20% in 204 cities during the first three months.

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    The big picture

    Falling homicide rates could take the steam out of the crucial GOP advantage.

    Number of homicides plummets in major U.S. cities

    Number of homicides plummets in major U.S. cities

    The number of homicides in major American cities is falling at its quickest pace in decades following huge jumps during the pandemic.

    Between the lines

    Trump is using the fear of crime on the campaign trail and has relentlessly focused on "migrant crime" as illegal border crossings hit record highs.

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