Weekly Violent Crime Map
July 31 – August 6, 2023
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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.
As of August 6, 2023
Homicide Victims: 152
- Five homicides in the past week, including a 13-year-old boy.
- Homicide total includes six victims of vehicular homicide, one negligent, and approx. three pending justifiable consult. These will not be counted as “murders” by NOPD.
- Homicide in 2023 is 15% lower than the same time in 2022.
Nonfatal Shooting Incidents: 247
- There have been approximately 332 victims of nonfatal gunshot incidents in 2023, though this number is subject to change as investigations progress.
- At the same time in 2022, there had been 285 shooting incidents and approximately 403 nonfatal shooting victims (overall reduction of 17% in fatal/nonfatal shooting incidents and victims).
Carjacking Incidents: 100
- Carjacking incidents are down 46% relative to 2022 – still the biggest decline we are seeing in any major violent crime category since 2022.
- Continues to coincide with a substantial (129%) increase in auto theft (as of August 6, 2022, 2,018 auto thefts vs. 4,622 in 2023).
Armed Robbery Incidents: 248
- Armed robbery is 29% lower than this time in 2022 and 5% lower than the same time in 2019, though we remain slightly to moderately above 2020-2021 rates (+19% and +3%, respectively).
In 2022, there were 2,018 reported auto thefts as of August 6th.
There have been at least 4,622 reported auto thefts to date in 2023, an increase of 129% since 2022.
This is an average of 21 stolen cars per day, though we have improved since earlier this year, when the city was averaging 25 stolen cars per day.