2020 Becomes Deadliest Year in Charlotte’s History

From http://www.wbtv.com, December 29, 2020

The end of 2020 is a heavy one for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department while they investigate 123 homicides, a record number of killings for the city in a single year.

CMPD is reminding the community the number represents 123 lives lost to violent crime in Charlotte in 2020, leaving hundreds of families mourning and a countless number of lives changed forever. It paints a painful and tragic picture of the level of fatal violence in the city.

“I don’t know why someone would pick up a gun to solve a problem,” said Lt. Bryan Crum at a CMPD press conference on Wednesday morning. “We have 123 community members We lost. An impact of a homicide can’t be measured in a number.”

On the afternoon of Tuesday, Dec. 29, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said it was responding to the scene of a homicide at an apartment complex in the northeast part of the city.

This would potentially mark the 123rd homicide of 2020 in Charlotte.

CMPD sometimes rules what was once considered a homicide as justified, which alters the homicide rate. Most recently, CMPD ruled one of 2020′s fatal shootings as justified.

Such was the case with Charlotte’s deadliest year for homicides – 1993. That year was previously believed to have had 129 homicides in the city. Now it is 122 homicides for the year 1993.

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