The nation’s capital city of Washington, D.C., is on pace to witness one of its deadliest years in two decades.

As of August, the city has seen 161 homicides, marking a 28% increase over the same period of 2022. The years 2022 and 2021 saw the city witness 203 and 226 homicides respectively. Almost five months remain in 2023.

In the past 20 years, 2003 marked the highest number of homicides with 248, while 2012 saw a low of 88.

City council member Trayon White recently floated calling the National Guard to “protect the children and innocent people” amid the rising violence, Axios reported.

“We are in a war zone,” he said Tuesday. (Excerpt from Just the News.)


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