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CMPD third-quarter update shows crime is up 4.5%


The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department gave its third-quarter crime report Wednesday.

Overall crime is up 4.5% compared to this time last year. However, violent crime in 2022 has decreased by 4.8% compared to this time last year, but homicides and robberies, categorized as violent crimes, are rising in the county.

There have been over 1,000 robberies this year, which is a 6% increase compared to the same time last year. And homicides have surged 27%, to a total of 85% this year in comparison to 67% by this time in 2021.

So far this year, police said the Crime Gun Suppression team has made 99 arrests and seized 193 firearms, 23 of those having been reported stolen. They said they’ve also seized $743,000 in cash that has been involved in criminal operations.

CMPD is also adding more patrols in certain areas and using the Real Time Crime Center.

The community has also sent about 850 tips that have led to 52 arrests and the recovery of more than 1,000 weapons, CMPD said.

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Kenny is a Maryland native who began his career in media as a sportswriter at Tuskegee University, covering SIAC sports working for the athletic department and as a sports correspondent for the Tuskegee Campus Digest. Following his time at Tuskegee, he was accepted to the NASCAR Diversity Internship Program as a Marketing Intern for The NASCAR Foundation in Daytona Beach, Florida in 2017.