Mayor Muriel Bowser stated she feels extra involved about violent crime now than she did within the 90s when the District was thought of a “killer city.”
He shared these sentiments at against the law and group assembly with neighborhood commissioners over the weekend.
Chatting with reporters in regards to the report on Tuesday, Bowser stated, “Individuals throughout the state in all eight wards are involved, and I have been expressing what I am listening to in the neighborhood every single day.”
One group has been on the heart of a rise in youth gun violence, in line with knowledge obtained by News4.
Within the first few weeks of 2023, the variety of younger individuals shot and killed has elevated in comparison with the identical interval in earlier years.
In January of final yr, 18 individuals or youthful have been shot and nobody was killed. This yr up to now, 10 younger individuals have been shot in DC, two of whom died from their accidents.
Two years in the past, 8,264 photographs have been recorded. Final yr that quantity dropped to 7,017, which is a 15% lower.
“Individuals ought to take it severely and everybody who’s liable for investigating and prosecuting crimes ought to take it severely, in making certain that there are penalties to crime,” stated Bowser. “The implications in lots of instances could be a approach to cease a baby from college to different violent crimes.”
One other quantity that decreased final yr was the variety of firearms recorded by the District’s system of gun spotter gadgets positioned in all crime-prone areas.
Bowser stated he’s nonetheless contemplating passing a brand new regulation to extend the penalties for crimes that have been not too long ago decreased by the D.C. council’s overhaul of the District’s legal code.