Detroit's Murder Count Surpasses 2011's

And there's still a month left


It's a grim statistic, but murder is on the rise again in the Motor City. The figures for 2012 have already outpaced those for the whole of last year.

354 homicides have taken place in Detroit this year as of Nov. 25, according the city's website.

That compares to 344 murders for the entire year of 2011—a number that prompted local funeral home directors to hold a hearse parade through several high-crime Detroit neighborhoods last January.