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Roanoke Police Department releases new crime data

Published: Mar. 29, 2021 at 5:08 PM EDT
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Roanoke Police are investigating their latest shooting. Police were called Monday morning to the 1400 block of Chapman Avenue SW for the report of shots fired. They found a man in that area with a serious gunshot wound, and he was taken to a hospital.

WDBJ7 wanted to see how crime so far in 2021 compared to last year. The data we got Monday accounted for only January 1 through March 28, so the data don’t include Monday morning’s shooting.

A shooting that left one man injured Sunday in the 500 block of Madison Avenue Northwest Roanoke is just one of a total of 10 incidents in which a victim was shot from January 1 until March 28 of this year.

WDBJ7 pulled these statistics from the new crime data the Roanoke Police Department released Monday. These stats show in the first three months of 2020, there were seven incidents in which a person was shot. Of those incidents, there was one homicide in early 2020. There were two homicides so far this year, indicating crime in the area has increased from last year.

The numbers also show there were five aggravated assaults last year from January to now, and eight this year. There was one reported domestic aggravated assault early last year and none so far this year.

Sunday’s shooting happened shortly after 11:30 in the morning. No suspects in that incident have been located. Anyone with information on the latest shootings should call Roanoke Police.

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