Homicides decline in Charlotte-Mecklenburg
Nearly six months into 2013, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say they have investigated 21 homicides, three fewer than they had investigated at the same point last year when killings in the city hit a three-decade low.
The number of homicides in Charlotte-Mecklenburg has dropped each year since 2010. In the four years before Rodney Monroe was appointed police chief, Charlotte averaged roughly 82 homicides a year. Since Monroe took over in 2009, police have investigated about 56 a year.
Monroe told a group of business leaders last week that officers place an emphasis on making an arrest within... read more