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Portland Crime Report Shows Increase In Shootings, Homicides

(Portland, OR)  --  A new report shows significant increase in shootings and homicides in Portland since 2019.  The California Partnership for Safe Communities reports shows homicides increased 144-percent and shootings were up 241-percent.  Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler says the data will help the City focus on the problem.  It shows 10 groups and gangs are responsible for most of the shootings.  The highest concentration of shootings are in downtown and North Portland with pockets in Northeast and Southeast Portland.  The report recommends focusing efforts on those groups and areas of the city.

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