Boston records just two homicides as country recovers from pandemic policies and reckons with crime waves

Boston looks to have cracked the code on crime as the city reported it has only recorded two homicides as of March 31, leading the nationwide trend of plummeting homicide rates.

This year, cities across the country are on pace to see the lowest homicide rate since 2014 — the lowest year on record for homicides since the 1960s. From the start of this year through March, homicide rates across 133 cities have dropped by around 20% when compared to the same period in 2023, according to crime-data analyst Jeff Asher.

“There’s just a ton of places that you can point to that are showing widespread, very positive trends,”  Asher told the Wall Street Journal. “Nationally, you’re seeing a very similar situation to what you saw in the mid-to-late ’90s. But it’s potentially even
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