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Taking a look at crime statistics in Richmond so far for 2021

Posted at 11:27 PM, Apr 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-20 06:33:44-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- It may seem like 2021 has started off deadlier in the city of Richmond than it was in 2020, but homicide numbers are the same at this point -- a total of 16.

Aggravated assaults with guns are up, however arrest numbers are up as well.

Major crimes detectives’ turn-around times on shootings, death investigations and homicides have been relatively fast this year.

The motives behind these crimes have varied: Crime Insider sources said domestic, friendly fire and robbery are some of the reasons behind a violent couple of weeks in the capital city.

Detectives have made headway on at least nine recent shooting cases.