MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee County has broken the all-time record for the number of homicides in one year.
It's not even November yet, and Milwaukee County has already broken the record for the number of homicides in a year with 174 deaths, according to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner.
After two homicides this weekend, Milwaukee County's homicide numbers now exceed the all-time record of 174 set in 1993. If current trends continue, Milwaukee County on track to log more than 200 homicides this year.— Medical Examiner (@mkemedexamine) October 26, 2020
The record for the highest number of homicides in one year was set at 174 back in 1993. Since then, the county has stayed below that until this year.
If the county stays on this track, we could see that number reach 200 or more by the end of the year. Based on projections from the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner, the county could reach 221 homicides this year, a 70 percent increase from 2019.
Year end totals if current trends continue in Milwaukee County:— Medical Examiner (@mkemedexamine) October 21, 2020
OD's: 569 (35% increase from 2019)
Homicides: 221 (70% increase from 2019)
Suicides: 128 (11% increase from 2019)