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2012 ends with more solved homicides than unsolved

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GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Law enforcement officials across the Upstate reported Monday that 2012 will end with more solved homicide cases on the books than unsolved.

Deputy Jonathan Smith, of the Greenville County Sheriff's Office, said there were 19 homicides in the county this year. That's down from 21 in 2011.

Smith said that only three of the homicides remain unsolved, including one from November and two from December.

Greenville Police Department Media Relations Officer Johnathan Bragg said the only homicide of the year, which happened on Mulberry Street, has been solved.

In Anderson County, Sheriff's Office Spokesman Chad McBride said there were 20 homicides in the county, and that six of the cases remain open.

Lt. Tony Ivey, of the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office, said that 15 homicides happened in that county this year, and three of those cases remain open.

In the city of Spartanburg, one of the three homicides there this year remains open, according to Capt. Regina Nowak, of the Spartanburg Public Safety Department. She said one of those homicides was ruled self-defense.

In Laurens County, all three of the homicides there this year have been solved, according to Lt. Judy Stiles.

Anyone with information about any unsolved homicide in the state can call Crime Stoppers at 888-CRIME-SC (888-274-6372).

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