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Justin Maxon
Aurora Select / The Associated Press


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Socorro Santiago sits next to the grave site of her son, Robert Santiago, who was murdered one year ago at the age of 24 in Chester due to his connections to the drug world. In this city, where the murder rate in 2006 was almost seven times the national average, drugs and violent crime go hand in hand. The latest statistical data claims approximately 2,600 violent crimes occurred through-out the city in 2006.


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