Larger Michigan cities see homicides rise in 2012
2012 homicide totals surpass previous year's figures in some of Michigan's largest cities
Several of Michigan's largest cities already have eclipsed last year's homicide totals.
Murders in Detroit, Saginaw and Grand Rapids are up over 2011.
The 66 homicides reported through Monday morning in Flint are tied with that city's 2011 tally.
The number of homicides in the city of Detroit is at the highest point it has been since 1994.
As of Dec. 16 there were 375 homicides in Detroit during 2012.
Grand Rapids reached its 18th homicide Saturday night. The number still is preliminary. There were 17 murders there last year, compared to nine each in 2009 and 2010. Grand Rapids recorded 23 murders in 2006, reports WOOD-TV.
Saginaw surpassed last year's 12 homicides by July. Through Dec. 22, there were 30 murders in the city.
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