Police Urge Public to Come Forward to Help Solve Recent Shootings
An increase in illegal guns on the streets, drug activity and retaliation between groups has led to a recent increase in gun violence. In the majority of the cases, witnesses and even victims are reluctant to cooperate with detectives. The Tampa Police Department is urging citizens to get involved to stop the violence.
|Gun Violence Statistics|
|Jan-Mar 23, 2014||Jan-Mar 23, 2015|
|Aggravated Batteries with a gun||22||48 (18 arrests)|
|Total Offenses involving a gun||164||235|
|Homicides||7||13 (4 arrests)|