City of Detroit on track to record fewest homicides in decades

(95.3 MNC)

Michigan’s largest city is on track to record its fewest homicides in decades this year.

The City of Detroit recorded 228 homicides through November 30th, an 18 percent decrease for the same time period last year.

Efforts to better coordinate agencies with the courts are being credited with helping get the number down to the lowest point since 1966.

The legal system is functioning cleanly again after big challenges during the pandemic.

Detroit has also seen a 36 percent decrease in carjackings and a 13 percent drop in non-fatal shootings.

Joint operations between the city and the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office also recently apprehended nearly 1000 people wanted on outstanding felony warrants, with an emphasis on gun-related crimes.

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