Knoxville Police preliminary 2023 data shows 33% drop in murders

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Preliminary data released by the Knoxville Police Department on Tuesday shows a ‘significant decrease’ in crime in 2023.

According to the report, the number of murder victims dropped from 36 in 2022 to 24 in 2023. KPD shared that this is the lowest total in the city since 2019. KPD added that 17 of the 24 murder investigations have been closed as of January 2, putting the case closure rate at 70 percent. The number of non-fatal shooting victims also dropped by 12 when compared to 2022. KPD said this reduction includes a 54-percent decrease in murders and a 20-percent decrease in non-fatal shootings in the East District.

 

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