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MKE Co. Medical Examiner's Office notes significant increase in homicides of school-age children

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Posted at 9:14 AM, Dec 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-21 10:14:54-05

The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office said there has been a significant increase in the homicides of school-aged children.

The office said that since Sept. 1, the medical examiner has investigated the homicides of 16 school-aged children.

That is an increase of over 200 percent from the same time frame in 2019, the office tweeted Monday.

Overall in the county, the medical examiner's office noted a 70 percent increase in homicides, if current trends continue.

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