Once again, we are seeing a “slowing down” in several violent crime categories, meaning fewer new weekly incidents to report. Too soon to say whether this represents a lull or a true downward trend in violence, but we are pleased with the direction things are going!
To date, we have had at least 234 homicides in 2022
-144% higher than 2019, 37% higher than this time last year
Nonfatal shooting incidents are down 4% compared with last year.
The combined fatal + nonfatal shooting total for 2022 (591; 32% fatal) is moderately higher than the fatal + nonfatal shooting total in 2021 (557; 25% fatal).
*Please note: our homicide total includes vehicular/hit & run fatalities, as well as those homicides later deemed justified or negligent
Carjacking incidents are slowing down again – only one reported last week, bringing us to 246 to date.
-At a 183% increase over 2019, carjacking shows the highest jump of any major violent crime category over the past 3 years.
Armed robbery continues to show the greatest increase compared with 2021 numbers.
-At 472 to date, we are 47% higher than this time in 2021.