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The Series
 A year-long Washington Post investigation has found that in D.C. more and more murders are going unsolved , and many cases have fundamental flaws.
Live Online
 Transcript: Post reporters Barbara Vobejda and Cheryl Thompson discussed the series on Dec. 7.
The Cases
To see information about the unsolved homicides, click on the ward number.

• Entire City
• Ward 1
• Ward 2
• Ward 3
• Ward 4
• Ward 5
• Ward 6
• Ward 7
• Ward 8

The Graphics
• Fewer Homicides, but Even Fewer Arrests: This chart tracks police performance in closing homicide cases during the 1990s by the number of same-year closures—cases cleared in the same year they occur. It does not include cases closed from prior years.
• A Decade Later, Little Change
• When the Suspect is Dead
• Case Closed?
• Motives for Murder
• An Eye for an Eye
• A Deadly Cycle
• Repeat Killers
• In and Out of the System
On the Web
 National Homicide Trends from the Dept. of Justice
Fatal Flaws: A year-long Washington Post investigation has found that in D.C. more and more murders are going unsolved, and many cases have fundamental flaws.
The Series


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