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 July 23, 2023: 

Homicide Victims: 145

  • Four homicide victims in the past week, including the negligent homicide of a 4-year-old playing with an unsecured firearm.
  • Homicide in 2023 is 15% lower than the same time in 2022.
  • The homicide total includes six victims of vehicular homicide, three negligent, and approximately three which may later be deemed justified by the DA’s office.  These will not be counted as “murders” by NOPD.

Nonfatal Shooting Incidents: 229

  • There have been approximately 311 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 266 shooting incidents and approximately 376 nonfatal shooting victims (overall reduction of 17% in fatal/nonfatal shooting incidents and victims).
  • Notably, juvenile shootings (including fatal and nonfatal injuries) have increased by 42% since the same time in 2022.

Carjacking Incidents: 95

    • Carjacking incidents are down 47% relative to 2022 – still the biggest decline we are seeing in any major violent crime category since 2022.
    • Continues to coincide with a substantial (135%) increase in auto theft (as of July 23, 2022, 1,898 auto thefts vs. 4,394 in 2023).

Armed Robbery Incidents: 238

    • Armed robbery is 27% lower than this time in 2022 and 2% lower than the same time in 2019, though we remain slightly to moderately above 2020-2021 rates (+20%, and +6%, respectively).
    • There are similar numbers of armed robberies since 2019, except for 2020, when the city was under COVID-19 lockdown.



In 2022, there were 1,898 reported auto thefts as of July 9th. 

There have been at least 4,394 reported auto thefts to date in 2023, an increase of 135% since 2022. 

This is an average of 22 stolen cars per day