Seattle Police reports record-setting homicides in 2020 – KING5.com

18October 2020

King County information found that more people were shot in the county in the first 6 months of the year than throughout that very same time frame in the past four years.

SEATTLE– On Thursday, an individual was shot and eliminated in a North Seattle apartment complex car park, making it the 49th murder in the city this year.

With that death, Seattle is on speed for the highest homicide rate it’s seen in years.

Over the summer, the city matched the overall for theentire year of

2019, which was 28 murders, according to FBI criminal offense data. In August, data released from the King County District Lawyer’s office showed more people were shot in the county in the very first 6 months of the year than during that

very same amount of time in the past four years.”It is a worrying thing that we have actually had nearly as lots of homicides this year up until now as we did all of last year,” Dan Satterberg, a King County

Prosecuting Lawyer informed KING 5 in August.

King County officials are also reporting a boost in the variety of domestic violence cases. RELATED: Domestic violence deaths in King County quadrupled this year over 2019 Through the end of September, there have actually been 13 domestic violence homicide deaths in King County. Twelve of those taken place during the pandemic.

Total, there have actually been 28 violent King County deaths linked to domestic violence so far this year. That includes murder-suicides and other murders perpetrated by founded guilty domestic violence culprits.

The county reports they saw just seven cases last year, and the year prior to in 2018. An increase in violent criminal offense in Seattle comes throughout a troubled time for the police department. Recently, a brand-new Seattle office spending plan report found 39 officers left Seattle cops last month alone. That’s more than double any month on record. Interim Chief Adrian Diaz will hold a press conference on Monday resolving the growing violence and violence near SPD’s East

Precinct. RELATED: Record variety of Seattle law enforcement officer

leaving the department, brand-new report reveals Source: king5.com

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