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Correlation between weather and homicide rates unclear
Correlation between weather and homicide rates unclear

As temperatures dipped in February and March, Baltimore's homicide count dropped, as well, prompting many on social media to wonder if there's a correlation. Arguments on both sides can be bolstered by just looking at the first three months of 2014. Temperatures over that period were on average the seventh-coldest on record at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Nearly a foot of precipitation was measured — about 2 inches more than normal. In February, 10 people were killed in Baltimore, seven in March. The last time Baltimore saw so few people killed in one month was June 1983. While February and March's low homicide totals seem to...

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