NH homicides spiked in 2019
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New Hampshire’s 32 homicides in 2019 were the most in decades and half again as many as in 2018, which was the highest number in five years.
But Jeffery Strelzin, senior assistant attorney general, said it’s too soon to know whether this is a disturbing new trend or an “aberration.”
“We won’t be able to know it’s a trend until we’re in the future and look back,” he said.