City of Milwaukee reports 92 homicides in 2012

CREATED Jan 17, 2013

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For the fifth straight year, the city of Milwaukee reports less than 100 homicides. According to a new report, there were 92 reported homicides in the city in 2012, up from 87 in 2011.

"The 2012 total represents a 43% decline in homicides compared to 1990, a 31% decrease since 2000, a 12% decrease in the past decade and an 11% decrease since 2007," said Sgt. Mark Stanmeyer with Milwaukee Police.

Stanmeyer adds that many cities with "comparable demographics and poverty" saw more significant increases in homicide in 2012.

“The data shows that what we’re doing to address violence has had a positive impact, but the slow-motion mass-murders playing out on the streets of cities across America must be part of the larger conversation on reducing gun violence,” said Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn.