Chattanooga Police Department recorded 25 homicides in 2011

photo Harriet Tubman residents Tia Fortson, left, and Jodi Scott converse near a memorial set up for 4-year-old Tyre'ke Evans who police say died from injuries related to beatings in December.

RELATED STORY• Chattanooga area crime and fire mapCHATTANOOGA HOMICIDES BY YEAR2011: 252010: 202009: 112008: 202007: 162006: 192005: 232004: 162003: 242002: 212001: 26Source: Chattanooga Police Department

Chattanooga had 25 homicides last year -- far below the peak believed reached in the 1990s but the highest number of people slain since 2001, according to data from the Chattanooga Police Department.

The lowest number of homicides in recent years was 11, in 2009, and the highest was 26, in 2001.