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Homicides on Pine Ridge reservation nearly doubled in 2016


February 14, 2017

RAPID CITY (AP) — The number of homicides on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation nearly doubled in 2016.

Data from the FBI shows there were 17 homicides in 2016, compared with nine in 2015. In addition, authorities have expressed concern because five of the homicides in 2016 involved firearms, while none involved firearms a year earlier.


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