The Rising DC Homicide Rate: Problems and Solutions

The District of Columbia is on track to have an even more deadly year than last year with 18 murders so far in 2019.  Last year this time there were 11.  What can stop the growing homicide rate in the DC?

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PUBLIC HEARING: VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION

The Committee on the Judiciary & Public Safety will hold a Public Oversight Roundtable on the following: Next Steps in the District’s Public Health-Based Approach to Violence Prevention and Intervention

http://www.charlesallenward6.com/violence_prevention_hearing_1_31_19

 

Guests:

Garry Clark, CEO & Founder, Pep Rally For Peace In The Streets in DC & Community Activist in Ward 8 (not pictured)

D.L. Humphrey, 7B, ANC Commissioner, Deputy Director, Constituent Services, Ward 7 Councilmember Vincent Gray

BACKGROUND ON DC SHOOTINGS

The four deaths on Saturday, January 26th, 2019 come amid increasing concern about deadly violence in D.C. Though the number of homicides have dropped overall since peaking in the early 1990s, Washington saw 160 murders in 2018 compared to 116 in 2017 — a 38 percent increase. And so far in 2019, the district has recorded 18 murders, up from 11 at the same time last year, according to police data.

 

 

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