MCC President Rafael Goyeneche on this week's crime trends!
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.
YTD as of 5.7.23
Homicide Victims: 91
- Three homicide victims in the past week, compared with ten the same week last year.
- This represents a 15% decrease in overall homicides, though we remain 122% higher than the same time in 2019.
Nonfatal Shooting Incidents: 151
- There have been approximately 217 victims of nonfatal gunshot injuries in 2023, though this number is subject to change as investigations progress.
- Note: At the same time in 2022, there had been 166 shooting incidents and approximately 235 nonfatal shooting victims.
Carjacking Incidents: 68
- Carjacking incidents are down 44% relative to 2022 – still the biggest decline we are seeing in any major violent crime category since 2022.
- This considerable decrease in carjacking coincides with a large (139%) increase in auto theft. (as of May 7, 2022, 1,232 auto thefts vs. nearly 3,000 in 2023).
Armed Robbery Incidents: 171
- Reported armed robbery is down 6% since 2022.
- We are starting to see larger increases relative to 2020, largely attributed to the pandemic lockdown and lack of tourist traffic in 2020.
In 2022, there were 1,232 reported auto thefts as of May 7th.
There have been at least 2,946 reported auto thefts to date in 2023, an increase of 139% since 2022.
This is an average of 23 stolen cars per day