The slaying of Nathan C. Reynolds earlier this month in Corry was a rare occurrence for the city of nearly 7,000.
It was also one of the few Erie County homicides to occur outside of the city of Erie.
One might expect most of the county’s homicides to be concentrated in the city. Recent incidents, though, illustrate a sharp contrast between Erie and the rest of the county.
Nineteen people have been killed in 16 incidents since the start of 2010. All but two of these victims died in the city.
Along with Reynolds’ death, the other homicide occurred in Lake City back on Jan. 28. Police accused Anthony Hales, 24, of choking and stabbing his live-in girlfriend, Christina Hulsinger.
Although Erie accounts for nearly all of the recent homicides, most county residents live outside the city. Erie’s population of 101,786 was about 36 percent of the county’s total population count, according to 2010 census data.
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