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Study: Teen homicide numbers increasing

Posted at 8:23 AM, Feb 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-16 09:28:32-05

The number of teenage homicide victims in Indiana has increased, according to a new study by the Indiana Youth Institute. 

The report shows homicides for victims 19 and younger jumped from 35 in 2012 to 65 in 2013. 

Most of those homicides involved guns.

The report also shows that 73 percent of those deaths happened in Marion, Lake and Allen counties.

MORE | Read the full report here

Homicide was the No. 1 cause of death among African Americans aged 15 to 24 in Indiana in 2013. 

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