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71 Murder Tales: What the Numbers Mean - And What They Don't

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71 murders were committed in the Triangle area in 1990 which is up from the previous year. While the use of handguns and black-on-black violence is alarming, police attribute the increase in murders to the increase in population in the Triangle, not drugs or gang violence. Most of the murders were not sensational and were committed by acquaintances of the victims. All 71 are recounted on a case-by-case basis.
Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 9 Issue 2, Jan. 9-15 1991, p1, 7-9