ABQ Breaks All Time Homicide Record, Here is the Breakdown of How
By: ABQRAW staff
Posted: 9/23/2022 @ 2:00PM
A family is comforted by an APD Chaplain at a homicide scene near the intersection of Central Blvd and Yucca Dr.
On Sunday 9/18/2022, Albuquerque Police investigated Albuquerque's 127th homicide of 2022 in the early morning hours near Trumbull Park. The murder was described as a man with a gunshot wound and no suspects were detained. That homicide call out was the record for most homicides in a year for the City of Albuquerque metro area. The week turned even more deadly with three more homicides. The Albuquerque metro area had an average of 14 homicides a month for 2022.
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File photos from various homicide scenes in 2022.
ABQ RAW has been keeping records of every homicide so far in 2022 through on scene reporting, tips, records requests, media releases, and confirmations from the Office of the Medical Investigators Office. Here is our breakdown of the 131 homicides for 2022 so far to include which agency investigated the death and the clearance rate of the homicides.
APD - 101 investigated with 55 suspects identified/in custody (Clearance rate of 54%)
BCSO - 15 investigated with 7 suspects identified/in custody (Clearance rate of 47%)
OFFICER INVOLVED/IN CUSTODY DEATHS:
APD - 7
BCSO - 3
U.S. Marshals - 1
JUSTIFIED SELF DEFENSE CASES BY CIVILIANS:
APD - 3
BCSO - 1
Total: 131 (List compiled as of 9/23/2022)
It is ABQ RAW's policy is to count all homicides within the City of Albuquerque's metro area, this includes justified, officer related incidents, and actual murders. Deaths are deaths and the manner in which OMI lists them is the only accountable public record.
We do not employ ministers of propaganda as some departments do to skew numbers and call deaths fancy names which don't count.