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Man stabbed in gang fight at party (Mira Mesa, CA): A man was stabbed in a fight that broke out at a New Year’s Day party in Mira Mesa attended by rival gang members, San Diego police said.
Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune    Date: January 2, 2014

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New Orleans murders fall again in 2013 (New Orleans, LA): In 2013, 155 people were murdered in Orleans Parish, a 20 percent drop from 193 the year before, following a national trend seen in a number of major U.S. cities, according to news reports.
Source: The Times-Picayune    Date: January 2, 2014

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Fort Collins stabbing gang-related (Fort Collins, CO): Fort Collins police continue to investigate what they now say was a gang-related stabbing in Old Town on New Year's Eve. The 39-year-old victim was found bleeding from multiple stab wounds outside a tattoo parlor on Linden Street. His identity is being withheld by police, who say he remains hospitalized in serious condition.
Source: 9NEWS    Date: January 2, 2014

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A conversation with LA's outgoing anti-gang czar Guillermo Cespedes (Los Angeles, CA): Guillermo Cespedes, director of Los Angeles' Office of Gang Reduction and Youth Development, will leave his job on Thursday for a new position with Creative Associates International, an organization that works to reduce violence and improve education programs in Central America.
Source: SCPR News    Date: January 2, 2014

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Gang infighting helped fuel 16% increase in Milwaukee homicides (Milwaukee, WI): An explosion of violence in August and September — driven in part by gang infighting — led to a 16% increase in Milwaukee homicides during 2013 compared with the prior year.
Source: Journal Sentinel    Date: January 2, 2014

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Police make arrests in gang hit squad case (Hartford, CT): It may sound like something out of a movie, but everything from gang warfare and a hit squad to heroin dealing and a large-scale gun theft have been going on in Hartford's North End for the past six years, according to a document obtained by NBC Connecticut Troubleshooters Chief Investigative Reporter Len Besthoff.
Source: NBC Connecticut    Date: January 2, 2014

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One wounded in suspected gang shooting in east-central Fresno (Fresno, CA) : One man was shot Thursday night by a rival gang member as he answered the front door at a home in east-central Fresno, police said.
Source: The Fresno Bee    Date: January 2, 2014

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Merced County's new sheriff looking to beef up gang, drug units (Merced County, CA): Newly appointed Merced County Sheriff Tom Cavallero plans to add more deputies to fight street gangs and narcotics beginning next month.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: January 1, 2014

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Buffalo's homicide toll down in 2013 – but still 47 too many (Buffalo, NY): There was a decrease of approximately 30 percent in shootings for 2013 compared with 2012, police said. Most notably, there were six fewer homicides caused by gunfire in 2013 compared with 2012. Last year, 36 people were shot to death; in 2012, gunfire took 42 lives.
Source: The Buffalo News    Date: January 1, 2014

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Sentence stands in landmark gang case (Sandusky, OH): A lengthy appeal has failed for a convicted gang member serving a 25-year prison sentence at Lorain Correctional Institution. Denarea Swain, 27, formerly of Sandusky, has served two years of his sentence for gang- and drug-related crimes.
Source: Sandusky Register    Date: January 1, 2014

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Dramatic spike in Merced County homicides in 2013 (Merced County, CA): Last year was the bloodiest in Merced County in more than two decades, with 29 homicides reported in 2013, beating the previous record set in 2010 by one homicide.
Source: Merced Sun-Star    Date: January 1, 2014

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Homicides top 40 for third straight year; public keeps eye on 'quality of life' crimes (San Jose, CA): After reaching a two-decade peak last year, the homicide count in San Jose reached another milestone in 2013. The number of homicides in the city topped 40 for the third consecutive year, a distinction not reached in two decades.
Source: San Jose Mercury News    Date: January 1, 2014

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Former gang members reunite to celebrate Ceasefire that ended gang wars 40 years ago (Philadelphia, PA): Scores of former gang leaders came together Wednesday in Northwest Philadelphia to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Imani pledge– the ceasefire promise that ended the years of gang wars that plagued the city during the 1960s and 70s.
Source: CBS Philly    Date: January 1, 2014

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EBR sees significant drop in homicides in 2013 (East Baton Rouge, LA): East Baton Rouge Parish experienced a startling 22 percent decrease in homicides from 2012 to 2013, a drop law enforcement officials attribute to collaborative efforts between agencies and aggressive crime-fighting techniques.
Source: The Advocate    Date: January 1, 2014

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NYC homicides at historic lows, officials say (New York, NY): New York City ended 2013 with 334 homicides, the lowest number since such statistics were recorded, officials said Tuesday. The city also had a lower homicide rate -- 4 per 100,000 -- than any major U.S. city except for much smaller San Diego and Phoenix.
Source: Newsday    Date: December 31, 2013

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Man wounded in gang-related shooting at party (Toledo, OH): A man working security at a party was shot when a fight between Crips and Folks gang members started, according to a police report.
Source: The Blade    Date: December 31, 2013

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Issues 2014: The struggle with gang violence (Columbia, SC): Gang violence made a resurgence in people's fears in 2013 after several high-profile shootings in which the suspects were identified by police as gang members.
Source: The State    Date: December 31, 2013

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Suspected gang member arrested after trying to evade police near King City (King City, CA): A suspected gang member and another man were arrested early Sunday after trying to evade deputies near a trailer park south of King City, according to the Monterey County Sheriff's Office.
Source: CBS SF Bay Area    Date: December 31, 2013

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Seven charged after shots fired in Waukegan gang feud (Waukegan, IL): Seven Waukegan men are charged with felony mob action after gunshots were fired during a gang feud Thursday in the northern suburb.
Source: FOX 32 News    Date: December 31, 2013

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'Wannabe' gang members sentenced (Hays, KS): The Ellis County Attorney’s office recently prosecuted five members of what county attorney Tom Drees said was a "wannabe gang." According to Drees, five individuals, two of whom are juveniles, identified themselves as members of a gang called "187 Crips."
Source: Hays Post    Date: December 31, 2013

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