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The toll of homicide, year by year

Wednesday, January 1, 2014 - 12:01 am

Over the last 35 years, homicides in Allen County and Fort Wayne have ranged from as few as four in a year to as many as 45 so far in 2013.

Although the homicide totals vary dramatically from year to year, the averages are rising over time.

The late 1970s averaged 17 per year; 1980-'89 19 per year; 1990-99, 29 per year; 2000-'09, 25 per year and 2010-'13, 32 per year.

1977: 20

1978: 20

1979: 10

1980: 21

1981: 25

1982: 24

1983: 19

1984: 4

1985: 28

1986: 18

1987: 10

1988: 24

1989: 17

1990: 20

1991: 29

1992: 24

1993: 37

1994: 41

1995: 30

1996: 17

1997: 44

1998: 24

1999: 25

2000: 21

2001: 27

2002: 29

2003: 21

2004: 25

2005: 31

2006: 19

2007: 28

2008: 26

2009: 21

2010: 30

2011: 24

2012: 30

2013: 44

Source: Allen County Coroner's Office and News-Sentinel records