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D.C. homicides hit 51-year low, but total crime up again in 2012

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The District last year whittled its number of homicides below the milestone of 100 killings, but a broader increase in crime throughout the city tempered that achievement and prompted renewed calls Thursday for an expanded police force. "We're going in the right direction," said Mayor Vincent Gray as he announced the fifth consecutive year of lower homicide figures for the city. "Public...