Macon homicides eclipse last year’s total


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MACON, Ga. (AP) — Macon has broken a record for annual homicides.

WMAZ-TV reports that the city saw its 53rd homicide over the weekend — the most since the FBI began tracking annual crime numbers.

The station reports that Macon recorded 52 homicides in all of 2020.

At a news conference on Monday, Macon-Bibb County Mayor Lester Miller said the homicide number includes accidental or unintentional killings, and the city actually has 42 murders so far this year.

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