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Forensic personnel load the corpse of a man into a van, after he was executed at a shopping mall in Acapulco, Mexico, on April 24, 2018. A new report recorded more than 33,000 homicides in 2018, making it the country's deadliest on record. Francisco Robles/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Jake Thomas Patterson is suspected of kidnapping Jayme Closs, 13, and fatally shooting her parents in Barron County, Wis. Barron County Sheriff's Department /AP hide caption

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Family and friends of the four slain women gathered for a candlelight vigil at a park in downtown Laredo, Texas, in September. Juan David Ortiz has pleaded not guilty to charges of capital murder. Susan Montoya Bryan/AP hide caption

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'In My Father's House' Explores How Crime Spreads Through Generations

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A view of New York City from the Empire State Building on Tuesday. The city just had its first weekend without a single shooting in at least 25 years. Theo Wargo/Getty Images hide caption

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Police drive through Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, Mexico state. Brett Gundlock/Boreal Collective hide caption

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Working The Night Shift For Mexico City's Bloody Crime Tabloids

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LAPD Deputy Chief Dennis Kato tracks crime statistics in near real time and searches across databases using new, more powerful analytics tools. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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How Data Analysis Is Driving Policing

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Albino Quiroz Sandoval is seen at age 10 (bottom right) with relatives including his parents and brother. Now in his 70s, he has been missing for more than a year. Alejandra Rajal for NPR hide caption

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Last Year, A Retired Mexican Schoolteacher Vanished. His Family Still Seeks Answers

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Spent bullet casings litter a road after authorities reported a gunbattle outside Mazatlan, Mexico, in July 2017, a year marked by the highest homicides in at least decades. Mario Rivera Alvarado/AP hide caption

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This is a Nov. 17, 1967 file photo of former president Lyndon B. Johnson. That year a commission Johnson had organized to come up with recommendations for how to win his "war on crime" issued their report. The legacy of some of those recommendations can be seen today. AP hide caption

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Chicago police announced on Sunday the arrest of a 14-year-old boy in connection with the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl that was streamed live on Facebook. Above, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson talks to reporters at the scene of a triple shooting in the North Lawndale neighborhood in February. Joshua Lott/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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