CMPD Reports First Month Without a Murder Since 1985

Contributed By Charlotte Observer Staff Writer Steve Harrison

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say no one was killed in February 2011 – the first time officers didn’t investigate a homicide in the city for an entire month since 1985.

Police have generally seen declining homicide numbers since Chief Rodney Monroe took over in 2008.

In 2009, police recorded 56 homicides — the lowest number of killings since the 1980s. In 2010, 59 people were killed.

The announcement at Monday’s city council meeting was part of a presentation by Deputy Chief Kerr Putney on long-term crime trends, which the department says are the most accurate ways to measure police performance.

The statistics show that from 2007 to 2010, part one crimes – those the FBI records for statistical tracking purposes – declined 33 percent, from 57,204 incidents in 2007 to 38,466 crimes in 2010.

Published in: on March 9, 2011 at 10:01 am  Leave a Comment  

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