With three less than in 2009, 2010 recorded 26 homicides in Toledo.
The first was on January first when a man's body was found burning inside of a jeep.
Of the 26 homicides this year, two were ruled justifiable like the one in March at Allied Music in south Toledo.
A man walked into the store with a gun only to meet a store employee who also had a gun.
The employee shot the suspect who later died of his injuries.
One of the most high profile homicides of the year occurred near the University of Toledo's campus.
Police say U-T sophomore Casey Bucher was met just outside Maxwell's Brew on Bancroft by a knife wielding Lawrence Fitzpatrick James who stabbed Bucher then took off.
Police later arrested James at a nearby apartment.
The latest homicide is still in the spotlight.
Toledo cousins Luis and Alexander Osley have pleaded not guilty to shooting and killing a Main Street Exchange employee on December 11th.
Of the year's 26 homicides, 11 of them remain unsolved.