…is a sad number (via the Washington Examiner):

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier’s likes to talk about keeping the city below the 100 annual homicide mark. It’s the chief’s benchmark; a “tipping point” for the city’s safety that she just can’t seem to reach. As of Monday, D.C. police are reporting 103 homicides for the year.

Last year, Lanier boasted much more loudly about keeping the District’s homicides below the 100 mark, but it only lasted until September. The goal lived on for an extra month this year, and the city’s homicides are still down nearly 6 percent when compared to the same time in 2009