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On Dec. 21, 2017, Trina Singleton holds a photo of her eldest son Darryl who was murdered in 2016. The Philadelphia Obituary Project, a new website, is working to show that homicide victims in Philadelphia are more than statistics. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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The Philadelphia Obituary Project Chronicles Lives Lost To Violence

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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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Kenneth and Irene Hernandez pay their respects as they visit a makeshift memorial with crosses placed near the scene of a shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas. A man opened fire inside the church in the small South Texas community in November, killing and wounding many. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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Sean Kratz of Philadelphia is the second man charged with killing three Pennsylvania men. Bucks County police said his cousin had confessed to killing those three as well as another man. Bucks County District Attorney's Office via AP hide caption

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The investigation of four men who went missing last week in Bucks County, Pa. — Thomas Meo (from left), Dean Finocchiaro, Jimi Patrick and Mark Sturgis — led to a common grave on Pennsylvania farm, where Finocchiaro's body was found. Bucks County District Attorney's Office via AP hide caption

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Davontae Sanford stands with his mother, Taminko Sanford, following his release after nine years in prison for murders he did not commit. He was one of 52 people exonerated for murder in 2016, according to a new report. Carlos Osorio/AP hide caption

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A New Orleans police officer strings up used crime scene tape at the scene of a drive-by shooting in the Central City neighborhood. One hundred people were shot in New Orleans by Feb. 10 — about a month sooner than recent years. Martin Kaste/NPR hide caption

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New Orleans And The Hard Work Of Pushing Down The Murder Rate

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A Stabbing, A Possible Ebola Outbreak, And A 'Time Bomb'

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Los Angeles Police Capt. Andy Neiman announced in March that a knife possibly linked to the murder of O.J. Simpson's ex-wife was undergoing forensic tests. Those tests have determined that it was not involved in the crime. Nick Ut/AP hide caption

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