KPD data shows 35% drop in murders, 10% drop in non-fatal shootings in 2023

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The Knoxville Police Department released its latest annual report on Tuesday, analyzing crime trends throughout 2023 and discussing steps the police department took to address ongoing issues across the city.

It said in 2023, there was a 33% drop in the overall number of murders compared to the previous year. More specifically there was a 54% drop in KPD’s East District, down to 11 murders in 2023 compared to 24 the years before. KPD said most of the murders reported in Knoxville were by gunshots.

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