Police chief: Detroit sees increase in homicides, shootings in 2020
DETROIT – The year 2020 has been a year unlike any other with an increase in some crimes committed. “We ended the year with the following increases: Homicide, 327 (in 2020), compared to 274 in 2019, aggravated assaults, 12,003 compared to 9,920,” said Detroit Police Chief Craig during a press conference. READ: DPD Chief: Overall Detroit crime fell in 2020, but homicides up“It’s clear that the pandemic was the single most factor in driving violence in our cities, including here in Detroit,” he said. Boston saw a 52% increase,” Craig said. Craig said the stats for 2020 are far worse compared to the late 1980s and 1990s.