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The photos and burning candles represents the hundreds of victims that lost their lives and left behind grieving families. Closure is slow to happen for a victim’s family. There is something profoundly wrong about your child dying before you do.  That’s not the way of things.  It’s not suppose to be that way. FOSCI is there to help these families in their time of need.

Get involved! Help FOSCI and it’s Partners stop the violence and homicide for a better place to live and grow. You can help by donating your time, money, and support for FOSCI causes.

Homicide is a window to the dark side.  Violent crime rates in Jacksonville, Florida are consistently above the U.S. average as shown the following charts.

Violent crime rate in 2011

Jacksonville:  353.9
U.S. Average:  213.6

 

Violent crime rate in 2010

Jacksonville:  376.6
U.S. Average:  223.2

 

Violent crime rate in 2009

Jacksonville: 462.4
U.S. Average:  238.0

Read more: http://www.city-data.com/crime/crime-Jacksonville-Florida.html#ixzz2pD03oERS