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Spokane homicide stats

The COVID-19 pandemic significantly changed how people lived the past year. Like with so much else, police have reported major changes in crime and public safety data. Some crime categories increased significantly and others fell.

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Stats from the pandemic: Crime and punishment

The COVID-19 pandemic significantly changed how people lived the past year. Like with so much else, police have reported major changes in crime and public safety data. Some crime categories increased significantly and others fell. Crime statistics often fluctuate from year-to-year without a known reason for it. Here is how public safety data changed during the pandemic in Spokane County.

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Spokane homicide data

This year homicide victims were, in general, older than their killers. The median age among the 21 victims was 34, seven years older than the median age of suspected killers. Suspects and victims were almost uniformly male. Females were more likely to be victims than suspects.