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Portland Experiencing Deadliest Year Since 1994 With Over 56 Homicides

(Portland, OR)  --  Portland is marking a grim milestone in its ongoing gun violence crisis.  The Oregonian reports the city marked its 56th homicide of the year over the weekend.  That surpasses the 55 homicides seen in Portland in 1994, making 2021 the deadliest year Portland has seen in over two decades with more than four months still left in the year.  Portland's all-time high for annual homicides was 70 deaths back in 1987.

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