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Akron Police say the number of homicides in the city this year has already surpassed last year’s numbers.

According to police, there have been 27 homicides so far this year, which is the highest rate since 2011.

2014’s total was 23.

Police say 22 of the victims this year have been black men in their 20s and 30s. All but six of the total number of victims were shot.

The murders happened all over the city.

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Article Courtesy of WOIO Cleveland 19 News

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