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Families march against violent crime

Dozens of residents, activists and community leaders in Newark, New Jersey, US, have participated in a march and rally against violence. While violent crime has fallen to new lows in New York City, Newark has witnessed a surge in murders, carjacking and other criminal acts in recent months. Newark, New Jersey's largest city, has had 103 homicides during 2013 - the highest annual total since 2007.

Families march against violent crime
Dozens of residents, activists and community leaders participate in a march and rally against violence on December 30, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. While violent crime has fallen to new lows in New York City, Newark has witnessed a surge in murders, car jacking and other criminal acts in recent months. Newark, New Jersey's largest city, has had 103 homicides during 2013 as of Sunday, the highest annual total since 2007. Early on Christmas morning three men were shot and killed at a strip club, while later that night two teens were killed outside a South Ward home. (Getty Images)
Families march against violent crime
Dozens of residents, activists and community leaders participate in a march and rally against violence on December 30, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. While violent crime has fallen to new lows in New York City, Newark has witnessed a surge in murders, car jacking and other criminal acts in recent months. Newark, New Jersey's largest city, has had 103 homicides during 2013 as of Sunday, the highest annual total since 2007. Early on Christmas morning three men were shot and killed at a strip club, while later that night two teens were killed outside a South Ward home. (Getty Images)
Families march against violent crime
Curtis Bunalski, 5, holds up a sign before the start of a march and rally against violence on December 30, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. While violent crime has fallen to new lows in New York City, Newark has witnessed a surge in murders, car jacking and other criminal acts in recent months. Newark, New Jersey's largest city, has had 103 homicides during 2013 as of Sunday, the highest annual total since 2007. Early on Christmas morning three men were shot and killed at a strip club, while later that night two teens were killed outside a South Ward home. (Getty Images)
Families march against violent crime
Dozens of residents, activists and community leaders participate in a march and rally against violence at City Hall on December 30, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. While violent crime has fallen to new lows in New York City, Newark has witnessed a surge in murders, car jacking and other criminal acts in recent months. Newark, New Jersey's largest city, has had 103 homicides during 2013 as of Sunday, the highest annual total since 2007. Early on Christmas morning three men were shot and killed at a strip club, while later that night two teens were killed outside a South Ward home. (Getty Images)
Families march against violent crime
Dozens of residents, activists and community leaders participate in a march and rally against violence on December 30, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. While violent crime has fallen to new lows in New York City, Newark has witnessed a surge in murders, car jacking and other criminal acts in recent months. Newark, New Jersey's largest city, has had 103 homicides during 2013 as of Sunday, the highest annual total since 2007. Early on Christmas morning three men were shot and killed at a strip club, while later that night two teens were killed outside a South Ward home. (Getty Images)
Families march against violent crime
A girl holds a sign during a march and rally against violence on December 30, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. While violent crime has fallen to new lows in New York City, Newark has witnessed a surge in murders, car jacking and other criminal acts in recent months. Newark, New Jersey's largest city, has had 103 homicides during 2013 as of Sunday, the highest annual total since 2007. Early on Christmas morning three men were shot and killed at a strip club, while later that night two teens were killed outside a South Ward home. (Getty Images)
Families march against violent crime
People listen to speakers before the start of a march and rally against violence on December 30, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. While violent crime has fallen to new lows in New York City, Newark has witnessed a surge in murders, car jacking and other criminal acts in recent months. Newark, New Jersey's largest city, has had 103 homicides during 2013 as of Sunday, the highest annual total since 2007. Early on Christmas morning three men were shot and killed at a strip club, while later that night two teens were killed outside a South Ward home. (Getty Images)
Families march against violent crime
Dozens of residents, activists and community leaders participate in a march and rally against violence on December 30, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. While violent crime has fallen to new lows in New York City, Newark has witnessed a surge in murders, car jacking and other criminal acts in recent months. Newark, New Jersey's largest city, has had 103 homicides during 2013 as of Sunday, the highest annual total since 2007. Early on Christmas morning three men were shot and killed at a strip club, while later that night two teens were killed outside a South Ward home. (Getty Images)
Families march against violent crime
Dozens of residents, activists and community leaders participate in a march and rally against violence at City Hall on December 30, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. While violent crime has fallen to new lows in New York City, Newark has witnessed a surge in murders, car jacking and other criminal acts in recent months. Newark, New Jersey's largest city, has had 103 homicides during 2013 as of Sunday, the highest annual total since 2007. Early on Christmas morning three men were shot and killed at a strip club, while later that night two teens were killed outside a South Ward home. (Getty Images)
Families march against violent crime
People listen to speakers before the start of a march and rally against violence on December 30, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. While violent crime has fallen to new lows in New York City, Newark has witnessed a surge in murders, car jacking and other criminal acts in recent months. Newark, New Jersey's largest city, has had 103 homicides during 2013 as of Sunday, the highest annual total since 2007. Early on Christmas morning three men were shot and killed at a strip club, while later that night two teens were killed outside a South Ward home. (Getty Images)