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RVA features positively with a high arrest rate in WP’s “Where Murders go Unsolved”

A Washington Post look at nationwide arrest rates for homicide shows Richmond among the cities with mostly high arrest rate areas:

“The Washington Post has identified the places in dozens of American cities where murder is common but arrests are rare. These pockets of impunity were identified by obtaining and analyzing up to a decade of homicide arrest data from 50 of the nation’s largest cities. The analysis of 52,000 criminal homicides goes beyond what is known nationally about the unsolved cases, revealing block by block where police fail to catch killers.”

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Correction: The Washington Post actually lists Richmond as a high arrest area. The original title of this repost was misleading. RVA is actually among a dozen cities with high arrest areas- which is great. We will do better with our titles in the future.

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Samantha Duckett
Samantha Duckett 06/07/2018 at 6:48 AM

This article actually lists Richmond as one of the cities on the other end of the spectrum – where a higher percentage of arrests are made for homicides. They designate Richmond a city with mostly “high arrest areas.”

Church Hill People
Church Hill People's News 06/07/2018 at 8:12 AM

Thanks Samantha, just a rushed and misleading title for the article. We’ll do better next time. The title has been fixed.

Tim Parker 06/07/2018 at 7:06 AM

The title is misleading. I believe the article is actually saying we, along with Atlanta, are among cities that arrest the most people with respect to homicides. This is a good thing…

Mike 1 06/07/2018 at 7:47 AM

The article clearly states Richmond is among “Cities With Mostly High-Arrest Areas”…

Chris Harnish
Chris Harnish 06/07/2018 at 8:36 AM

Wonder if their hit and run arrest rate has improved.

MP 06/07/2018 at 10:20 AM

Richmond was actually #1 in the country – we literally have the best cops in the whole country (or at least the cities they discussed). They interview Chief Durham in the article on what they do that leads to the high arrest rate. I also think it’s amazing that the Times Dispatch hasn’t picked up on this article (at least not yet).

Liz 06/08/2018 at 4:56 AM

Very nice article (and yes, very misleading headline at first – glad it was corrected.) We have a great police department. They are visible and active in the community. Did you know they do monthly walks in the evening in different sectors and neighborhoods? The chief participates and they engage the members of the community. There is always work to be done but I do think they are working hard to make this a good place.


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