(CNS News) Homicide killed ten times as many infants in the United States last year as the flu did, according to a new report from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report says that 256 babies aged one year or less died as the result of homicidal assaults in calendar year 2011 compared to 25 who died as a result of influenza.

That was an improvement over 2010, when homicides killed almost 20 times as many infants as the flu killed. That year 311 infants were killed by homicidal assaults and 16 were killed by influenza.

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