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Broward Murder Rate Goes Up

Broward County is experiencing a spike in murders. During the first half of 2012, there have been 39 murders.

While crime is dropping statewide, Broward - for whatever reason - is seeing a dramatic increase in murder.

Murder is the most serious of all crimes. Murder can be punishable by death (first-degree murder). Second-degree murder is punishable by up to life in prison.

In Florida, there is no parole. If you are sentenced to life in prison, you will serve life in prison.