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 March 26, 2023: 

Homicide Victims: 63

-Three homicide victims in the past week.  During the same week in 2022, we had 10 homicides.  

-We are now seeing a 6% decrease in homicides – this is the first time in 2023 that YTD homicide numbers are lower than 2022.

-The 2023 total includes at least 2 negligent, 2 vehicular, and 2 justified.  These will NOT be included in the final “murder” total. 

Nonfatal Shooting Incidents: 102

-There have been approximately 144 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 112 shooting incidents and approximately 151 nonfatal shooting victims

Carjacking Incidents: 50

 -Carjacking incidents have decreased by an impressive 47% compared with the same time in 2022.  

Armed Robbery: 109

-Reported armed robbery is down 13% relative to 2022. 

-Six incidents in the past week, eight in the same week last year.

Armed robbery has shown a great deal of stability, across both weeks (Weeks 1-12) and years (2019-2023).