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 May 14, 2023: 

Homicide Victims: 101

Eleven homicide victims in the past week (one vehicular), compared with 4 the same week last year.

This represents an 8% decrease in overall homicides, though we remain 140% higher than the same time in 2019.


Nonfatal Shooting Incidents: 160

There have been approximately 231 victims of nonfatal gunshot incidents in 2023, though this number is subject to change as investigations progress.

Note: At the same time in 2022, there had been 167 shooting incidents and approximately 242 nonfatal shooting victims.

Carjacking Incidents: 68

Carjacking incidents are down 43% relative to 2022 – this is the biggest drop we have seen in any violent crime category since 2022.

This considerable decrease in carjacking coincides with a large (155%) increase in auto theft (as of May 14, 2022, 1,206 auto thefts vs. 3,075 in 2023).


Armed Robbery: 177

Reported armed robbery is down 10% relative to 2022.

We are starting to see larger increase (now +34%) relative to 2020, largely attributable to pandemic lockdown and lack of 2020 tourist traffic.



In 2022, there were 1.206 reported auto thefts as of May 14th.

There have been at least 3,075 reported auto thefts to date in 2023, an increase of 155% since 2022. 

This is an average of 23 stolen cars per day