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Murder Rate Plunges in Kanawha County

By: Jeremy Edwards Email
By: Jeremy Edwards Email

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The murder rate in Kanawha County has plunged.

So far this year there have been five murders.

In 2009, there were 22 murders reported, which is a drop of 75%.

Law enforcement and the prosecutor's office say they are working better together which helps step up the prosecution of violent criminals.


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