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Murder rate for 2022 down compared to 2021

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas Metro Police are reporting a slight lower in murders in its jurisdiction up to now in 2022 compared to the identical time final year.

According to police there have been 37 murders by way of the top of April compared to 36 in 2021. This works out to be a 3% lower.

The majority of kind of homicide is by gunshot which stands at 29. There have been three every of blunt and sharp trauma, one thermal burn, and one pending.

One distinction being seen by Metro is the age of the victims. In the primary 4 months of 2021 the age group murdered essentially the most have been 11 folks between 10 to 29 years outdated. In the primary 4 months of 2022 the age group falling sufferer to homicide is 12 folks ranging in age of 30 to 39 years outdated.

YEARLY AND MONTHLY MURDER TRENDS

MONTH 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
January 15 6 4 7 11
February 15 3 3 8 9
March 8 12 10 14 10
April 11 7 2 8 7
May 6 5 8 16
June 12 6 12 11
July 9 12 11 15
August 15 7 11 20
September 10 8 6 13
October 6 4 12 12
November 8 8 11 14
December 6 9 12 14
TOTAL 121 87 102 152
Source: LVMPD

When race, the murders of Black males is up 11 to 13 year-over-year however down 12 to seven for white males. For Black females the rate is similar with 5 every year to this date and up one from 4 to 5 for white females.

The rate for Hispanic males is similar at 4, and for Hispanic ladies being murdered police say there have been three up to now this year compared to one final year.

Metro police additionally reviews that out of the the 37 murders up to now in 2022, six of them (16%) have been gang associated.

It can be famous that justifiable homicides stay the identical from year-to-year at 5.

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