Richmond Homicide map
on November 9, 2009
Total homicides this year stood at 45 as of Nov. 6, nearly double the number killed in all of 2008, an increase that has raised renewed concern among city leaders and law enforcement officials. Twenty-seven homicides were recorded in all of 2008.
Forty-plus homicide totals were the norm for most of this decade until last year, when law enforcement and a new crime intervention team focused resources on the “Iron Triangle,” section of the city, helping reduce homicide totals citywide, said Office of Neighborhood Safety Director Devone Boggan.
The city’s all-time high in homicides is 62, recorded in 1991.
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