Washington, D.C., recorded its 2 hundredth homicide on Monday, a grim milestone that the nation’s capital hit for the primary time since 2003, in accordance with police statistics.

The newest homicide sufferer in the town was a person who was discovered affected by gunshot wounds in the 4700 block of South Capitol Street round 11 p.m. Monday, FOX5 DC reported. Police are investigating the killing, however haven’t any suspects or motives presently.

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Monday’s homicide figures are probably the most for the town since 2003 when a complete of 248 folks had been killed.

Homicides in the nation’s capital reached 200 on Monday, a grim milestone not seen for nearly 20 years. 
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In 2020, 198 homicides had been recorded – an increase from 2019 when the town noticed 166 murders. The final time the town noticed fewer than 100 homicides was in 2012 when 88 had been recorded.

The rise in violent crime in Washington mirrors a nationwide development as many cities are experiencing upticks in gun violence. Some have slashed legislation enforcement budgets as calls for police reform grew out of protests over police brutality and racial injustice final 12 months. 

In response to the town’s 2 hundredth homicide, the DC Police Union released a statement criticizing the town’s “reactionary” police reform measures.

(*2*) the assertion stated. “Additionally, the Council’s continued desire to reduce the size and funding of the police department hangs like a dark cloud of our city.”

Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser and metropolis leaders announced a partnership with federal law enforcement Monday in an effort to fight rising violent crime. Authorities will now present elevated money rewards to tipsters who give data on gun-related crimes.

“We are literally throwing every resource at this issue at our disposal,” Bowser said during the briefing. “We know that COVID-19 has upended so many parts of our lives, and unfortunately it also upended the very fragile public safety ecosystem in our community.”

Bowser added: “We need to keep pushing on all fronts until we see a positive change.”

As of Wednesday, complete citywide crime has seen an increase of 2% year-to-date in comparison with the identical interval final 12 months, in accordance with police statistics. Violent crime figures reminiscent of homicide had been up 12% whereas intercourse abuse noticed a 7% increase in comparison with 2020.

Fox News has reached out to Bowser’s workplace and the DC police.

Fox News’ Louis Casiano contributed to this report.