SF sees uptick in homicides compared to last year

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The killing of a man in the Outer Mission last weekend marked The City’s 25th homicide of the year, and has added to an increase over the number of killings at this time last year, according to San Francisco Police Department statistics.

The victim of Sunday’s slaying, whose identity has not been released by the Medical Examiner’s Office, was shot and killed sometime around 12:30 a.m. Sunday near the intersection of Mission Street and Admiral Avenue.

When officers arrived at the scene they found the man suffering from a gunshot wound. Another man at the scene who was allegedly armed with a gun was arrested.

The wounded man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sunday’s killing was among four this month that helped push up the deadly violence in San Francisco above the number last year by the end of May. In all, as of May 29 there had been 27 homicides in San Francisco.

As of May 31, 2016, there had only been 21 homicides in San Francisco. By the end of 2016 there were 58 homicides, seven more than the year before.

Since 2008 the average number of homicides in The City has plateaued at around 50. Before that, it was closer to 100 a year for at least the previous decade.

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