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Spokane police record a 186% increase in homicides in 2020

Spokane police record a 186% increase in homicides in 2020

During the year of spiking COVID-19 cases, homicides also soared. With 20 confirmed homicides in Spokane in 2020, the city saw the most confirmed killings since 23 in 2002. That count is also a 186% increase in homicides in the city from 2019, when police responded to seven killings, Spokane Police Department spokesperson Sgt. Terry Preuninger said. At least two other shooting deaths, which...

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