Data on Slayings

Friday, October 21, 2005

Prince George's County homicides this year:

Homicides to date: 141.

Homicide cases closed: 48.

82 percent of victims were killed by guns, 9 percent by knives or other sharp objects.

Five homicides were related to gangs, 24 to drugs and 36 to other types of arguments.

Deadliest month: May, with 18 homicides.

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