D.C. June Homicides Nearly Double Previous Month’s

graphSource: DC Witness

Homicides continue to rise in D.C. There have been 88 homicides in the city so far this year, seven more than at this time last year, according to D.C. Witness, a non-profit journalism project that tracks homicide cases.

The trend continued in June, which had 16 homicides compared to nine in May.

Fifteen of the victims were male and one was female. The victims’ ages ranged from 18-years-old to 51-years-old. All of the slayings were gun-related.

D.C. Witness said the murders occurred in all wards except Ward 2.