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Pine Ridge murders jump 90 percent in 2016, with drugs and guns seen as factors


February 14, 2017

The inexplicable shooting death of 13-year-old Te’Ca Clifford as she walked home with some friends in July was just one of an elevated number of homicides on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in 2016.

Last year, 17 deaths on the reservation were ruled as homicides, compared to nine in 2015, a nearly 90 percent increase, according to data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


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