The chart below shows the causes of death in the 363 homicides in DC between 2015-17.
The graph below shows the 81 homicide cases in DC between 2015-17 that were resolved. The average times between death to arrest was 53 days and that time of arrest to resolution was 334 days with the maximum time being 1005 days.
September 2017 saw the number of homicides in DC reduced by half from the year before – from 20 in 2016 to 10 this year. There have been arrests in four of the September 2017 cases. Here is our monthly wrap-up of cases covered in September. Homicides Of the ten homicides , eight were the […]
There were twelve homicides in the month of July, and three cases were put to rest with a guilty verdict or plea. Though there were the same number of homicides in July of 2017 as last July, there have been less homicides as compared to this time last year. There have been seventy-one homicides compared […]
In the two-and-a-half years that D.C. Witness has been tracking homicides, there have only been five jury trials resulting in a guilty verdict. This summer saw a lot of cases put to rest, as it takes months to years for cases to go to trial. Out of the two-hundred plus suspects that have been charged […]
It’s Jamese Harvey’s job to save lives. But when it came to the life of her fiance, she spent minutes that felt like hours trying to save him, but couldn’t. Zaan Scott collapsed and died a month after he was shot and paralyzed. Harvey works at the Wilson Aquatic Center in Tenleytown, where she is […]
The month of June tallied eight homicides and four cases were put to rest as suspects were either found guilty or pleaded guilty. June of 2016 saw a total of nine homicides, one more than June of 2017. From the beginning of 2017 to the end of June this year there have been fifty-seven homicides compared to […]
The stories Queen Afi Gaston shares while touring high schools to talk about the plague of domestic violence have always been personal. She was a victim, and an abuser herself. And in the year since her daughter was found shot, with her own two-month-old daughter in her arms, on a bed shared with the boyfriend […]
Dave Roth will never forget the day his 24-year-old son was killed–but he had to remind those involved in trying the two men charged with his son’s death of the date. Roth leaves at 4 a.m. from his home in New Jersey to attend every hearing for Ryan Thompson and Rasheed Murray. The two men […]