As of April 30, 2023:
Homicide Victims: 88
- Two homicide victims in the past week, compared with six the same week last year
- This represents a 10% decrease in overall homicides since last year, though we remain 126% higher than the same time in 2019.
Nonfatal Shooting Incidents: 148
- There have been approximately 213 victims of nonfatal gunshot injuries in 2023, though this number is subject to change as investigations progress.
- Note: At the same time in 2022, there had been 158 shooting incidents and approximately 224 nonfatal shooting victims.
Carjacking Incidents: 65
- Carjacking incidents are down 45% relative to 2022 – still the biggest decline we are seeing in any major violent crime category since 2022.
- Should be noted that the considerable decrease in carjacking coincides with a large (160%) increase in auto theft.
Armed Robbery Incidents: 160
- Reported armed robbery is down 9% since 2022.
- Seven armed robberies reported last week, seven during the same week in 2022.
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.
In 2022, there were 1,077 reported auto thefts as of April 30th.
There have been at least 2,794 reported auto thefts to date in 2023, an increase of 160% since 2022.
This is an average of 23 stolen cars per day