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Homicides Up Nearly 25% Statewide Compared to This Time Last Year

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NBC Connecticut has obtained new numbers from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) that show a rising murder rate across Connecticut.

Compared to this time last year, homicides are up nearly 25% statewide and the fiscal year numbers are even higher than that.

The OCME said this is a national issue and many jurisdictions around the country are facing similar increases.

Last year, there were 25 homicides in the capitol city and so far this year, Hartford police are reporting 20 homicides through June.

Just halfway through the year and the city of Hartford is already seeing nearly double the number of homicides in all of 2020.

Below is a breakdown of the number of homicides in the first six months of each year:

  • 2018: 53
  • 2019: 56
  • 2020: 66
  • 2021: 83

Below is a breakdown of the number of homicides during the fiscal year which lasts from July 1 of a given year to June 30 of the following year:

  • 2011: 137
  • 2012: 129
  • 2013: 142
  • 2014: 102
  • 2015: 111
  • 2016: 115
  • 2017: 103
  • 2018: 122
  • 2019: 101
  • 2020: 132
  • 2021: 174
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