Phoenix Police Department Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) numbers for January through September of this year show a 40% increase in homicides over 2019. During this period 148 community members lost their lives and nearly half of those victims are Hispanic. Blacks, who make up 7% of our city’s population, comprise 26% of those victims with the balance of victims as follows: Whites, 21%, Native Americans, 4% and Asians, 2%.
Despite recent calls from a segment of the community calling for “Defunding Police,” a recent poll conducted by OH Predictive Insights shows that Phoenix voters want more funding for our police.
CLICK HERE to read a statement from PLEA regarding the poll.
CLICK HERE to read the Phoenix Police Department’s Newsroom page regarding the rising crime rate.