(Received 12 July 1976; accepted 8 September 1976)
Published Online: 1977
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The Medical Examiner's Office of Dade County has investigated 3282 homicides during the years 1956 through 1975. Forty-one percent (1340) of the homicides occurred in the last five years, 25% of the time period. The overall homicide rate has risen from 11.2 per 100 000 population during 1956–1960 to 20.0 per 100 000 population during 1970–1975. The 1975 homicide rate was 20.9 per 100 000 population.
Dade County medical examiner; professor of pathology, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Fla.
Deputy chief medical examiner; assistant professor, University of Miami School of Medicine, Miami, Fla.
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