On Homicide Counting

The NOPD distinguishes between “homicides” and “murders,” discounting vehicular, negligent, and justified 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 justified or negligent as information becomes available. 

YTD as of March 19, 2023: 

Homicide victims: 59

-Six homicide victims in the past week, including one vehicular (vs.11 homicides same week in 2022).

-This is a 4% increase since 2022 – homicide remains the only category of major violent crime that is still showing an increase over last year.

Nonfatal shooting incidents: 88

– There have been approximately 129 victims of nonfatal gunshot injuries in 2023, though this number is subject to change as investigations progress.

– At the same time in 2022, there had been 104 shooting incidents and approximately 126 nonfatal shooting victims.

Carjacking incidents: 47

-Carjacking incidents down 45% relative to 2022 – this is the biggest drop we have seen in any violent crime category since 2022.

Armed Robbery: 103

-Reported armed robbery is down 13% relative to 2022

-Seven armed robberies reported last week vs. five during the same week in 2022.