A Violent Year In NEPA

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Luzerne County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Luzerne County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The bodies fell with alarming frequency in Luzerne County last year.

People here died at the hands of another at a rate of about every 2½ weeks through the year, leaving behind 20 corpses and grieving families.

The homicides didn’t discriminate: Three of the victims were children under 3 years old. One was a 97-year-old woman.

Thirteen of the killings took place in Wilkes-Barre, which was also hard-hit by robberies and drug offenses. That was a city record, making 2013 the deadliest year since 10 murders took place in 2009.

Read more: http://citizensvoice.com/news/a-violent-year-in-nepa-1.1610233

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