The homicide rate for 2012 (homicides per 100,000 residents) is estimated to be 35.6. This assumes a city population of 317,000, a number derived from updated Census estimates. While the rate eeked up a bit due to an assumed population decline, it remains near the rates of the early 2000s and lower than many other years.
*yearly estimates average decennial population changes assuming a uniform yearly change
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