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Phoenix PD says domestic violence homicides are up 175% compared to 2019

Phoenix Police
Posted at 1:53 PM, Dec 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-15 15:53:35-05

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Police Department says domestic violence-related homicides in the city are up 175% from January through November in 2020 compared to the same time period in 2019.

There have been 44 domestic violence-related homicides through November in 2020, compared to 16 in 2019 and 25 in 2018, according to data released Tuesday by Phoenix police.

The department offers multiple options online here in addition to starting its “Domestic Violence Help!” campaign in April 2020 to try to help potential victims and those seeking help.

Data released by the department shows that reported rapes, burglaries and thefts are down in 2020, which is also the case across much of the United States, according to the FBI.

Homicides, in general, are also up in 2020 in Phoenix. The department says there have been 187 homicides through November in 2020, compared to 123 in 2019 and 124 in 2018.

That number is largely up across the country as well.

Nationally, murders are up more than 20%. Phoenix police say that number is higher in many large cities across the country. The number of homicides is up 33% in New York City, 47% in Chicago, and 30% in Los Angeles, according to data from the FBI.

If you or someone you know is a potential victim of domestic violence or any other crime, contact your local police department immediately. Online help options are available here.

To read the full release on the latest crime statistics in Phoenix, click here.