Police Urge Public to Come Forward to Help Solve Recent Shootings

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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, 2014Jan-Mar 23, 2015
Aggravated Batteries with a gun2248 (18 arrests)
Total Offenses involving a gun164235
Homicides713 (4 arrests)
Guns Stolen52117
Guns Recovered290338
Accidental Shootings04