In total, there were 704 shooting incidents (fatal + nonfatal) in 2022.
- Of these, 222 (32%) resulted in a fatality, compared to a 26% (175 out of 665 total incidents) rate of fatality in 2021 shootings.
Carjacking incidents seemed to wane towards the end of 2022.
- At 279 for the year, we ended with a 3% reduction in carjacking incidents compared to 2021, though we remain substantially higher compared with pre-2020 carjacking rates.
Armed robbery showed the greatest increase (+39%) compared with 2021.
- We ended 2022 with a reported 541 armed robbery incidents, compared with 388 in 2021. Notably, the rate of armed robbery in 2022 climbed well above pre-pandemic levels.
A note about homicides
While we cross-check our numbers against coroner records, major offense logs, media reports, and any other source available, homicide numbers are subject to change as investigations progress. Homicides may be reclassified as “undetermined” if the coroner cannot definitively state whether the injury was self-inflicted, accidental, or intentional. More commonly, deaths initially listed as “unclassified” are reclassified as “homicide” after autopsy.