Oklahoma City has second-highest number of homicides in 2012

Oklahoma City will conclude 2012 with a grim record — the second highest number of homicides ever recorded in Oklahoma's largest city.

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: December 31, 2012
Advertisement
;

Oklahoma City will conclude 2012 with a grim record — the second highest number of homicides ever recorded in Oklahoma's largest city.

City police records show that as of Monday, a total of 99 people were killed by another person during the year, the most since 102 people were killed in 1979. The city recorded just 60 homicides in 2011.

Tulsa Police Department records indicate that 46 people died in homicides in the state's second largest city 2012.

Sgt. Gary Knight of the Oklahoma City Police Department says the reason homicides go up or down is hard to pin down but that gang activity, illegal drug trafficking and domestic violence are the principle causes.

Police Chief Bill Citty says aggravated assaults have increased in recent years, leading to more homicides.


Advertisement


Trending Now



AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    Oklahoma City Thunder: Kendrick Perkins lobbies for physical play before Game 3
  2. 2
    Sixth-grade teacher arrested on sexual-assault complaint
  3. 3
    CTB/McGraw-Hill executives apologize for testing problems
  4. 4
    Oklahoma City Thunder: Russell Westbrook refuses to call FedEx Forum 'Grindhouse'
  5. 5
    Woman Admits to Taking Toy from Child's Grave
+ show more