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Chief Alfonso Morales discusses crime decrease

Chief Alfonso Morales discusses crime decrease


Homicides decreased in the City of Milwaukee for two consecutive years. In 2017, there were 119 homicides. In 2018, homicides decreased to 99 and decreased even further in 2019 to 97.


Milwaukee has also seen a drastic decrease in other violent crimes including, but not limited to non-fatal shootings and car-jackings. In 2018 non-fatal shootings decreased to 476 from 558 in 2017. Non-fatal shootings continued to decrease in 2019 to 452. In 2017, there were 410 car-jackings; however, in 2018 car-jackings decreased to 383 and in 2019 decreased even further to 346.


Chief Morales credits the decrease in violent crime to the dedicated men and women of the Milwaukee Police Department, neighboring law enforcement partners, members of the public and the community at large.


Since 2018, the Milwaukee Police Department has taken a strategic approach to target offenders who victimize members of our community through use of the Shoot Review Model. The Shoot Review Model is an intelligence-led, data-driven, violence reducing strategy that collaborates law enforcement, researchers and community partners. The Milwaukee Police Department will continue to work to make the City of Milwaukee a safe place to live, work and raise a family.


Contact: Sergeant Sheronda Grant sgrant@milwaukee.gov