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Global homicide rate rises for first time in more than a decade

An estimated 385,000 people were killed in homicides in 2016, with marked increase in non-conflict areas such as Venezuela
A police officer patrols the slum district of Petare in Caracas, Venezuela. Photograph: Reuters

The global homicide rate rose last year for the first time in more than a decade, with marked increases in Venezuela and Jamaica, a study has shown.

The Small Arms Survey report, published on Thursday, estimated that 385,000 people were killed in homicides across the world

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