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Atlanta leaders say they're stepping up efforts this summer to battle violent crime and murders, which are on the rise this year.

There had been 57 homicides in Atlanta as of Wednesday, compared to 44 by the same time last year, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

That means Atlanta's homicide total could approach or eclipse 100 by the end of 2016.

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said the city has never recorded 100 homicides in any year during his tenure as the city's mayor.