MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales released on Wednesday, July 3 statistics which he says demonstrates a reduction in crime in the city for the first half of 2019.
The chief noted there has been a 15 percent decrease in homicides, 21 percent decrease in non-fatal shootings and 26 percent decrease in carjackings from year-to-date 2018.
In addition every offense type for Part I crime has decreased over the last year, as well as over the last two years year-to-date:
|Offense type||2017-19 % change||2018-19 % change|
|Motor vehicle theft||-36%||-33%|
Source: Milwaukee Police Department for the time period of January 1 – June 30, 2017-2019
Chief Morales' news release ends with the following statement:
"Although crime has decreased substantially compared to this time last year, we will not ignore the surge of gun-related violence that occurred in the past week. One victim is one victim too many. We are devoted to making Milwaukee a safer place to live, work and raise a family for everyone."