There have been only three murders so far this year in the East End and 18 city-wide. Richmond is on track for the lowest total and per capita killings since 1961, with numbers on par with the 1940s/50s.
Last year at this time, the East End had seen 10 killings. In 2009 there were 9, in 2008 also 9, and 6 in 2007 – and these are among the lowest years on record. At the other end of the spectrum, there were 22 killings in the East End by mid-August in 1994, 17 in 2006 and 2005, and 20 in 2004. In 2011: 3.