Sunday, April 13, 2008

In 2007, Milwaukee reported 105 homicides in the city, up slightly from 2006.*2

In 2006 Milwaukee had 622 non-fatal shooting victims compared to 485 in 2007.*2

Between 2004 and 2006 there was a 15% decline in homicide in MHRC review districts (2,5 and 6) and a 44% increase in Districts 1,3,4 and 7.*2

In 2005 and 2006, 11% of homicide suspects and 13% of homicide victims were under 18.*2

In 62% of homicides, the suspect has known the victim.*2

Nearly 40% of homicides are the result of an argument.*2

Roughly 80% of the homicides in Milwaukee are firearm related*2

Of the 236,408 children living in Milwaukee County in 2005, 2,265 were the victims of abuse and/or neglect.*1

*1 - Wisconsin Child Abuse and Neglect Report, 2005
*2 - Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission

1 comment:

Brian said...

Im originally from Milwaukee, now live in Phoenix- and I'm thinking of moving back to mil-town.Arizona is beautiful but as a city culture phoenix is a sprawling big box store. I miss the feel of Milwaukee streets and its character. I have seen Milwaukee's latest improvements - in general I think its a good thing. Milwaukee need a bit of boost.
any thoughts about Milwaukee now - for someone thinking on returning?