Detroit on track to hit low­est num­ber of homi­cides in 60 years

A mul­ti-agency part­ner­ship in Detroit aimed at reduc­ing gun vio­lence seems to be pay­ing off, with the city on track to record the fewest num­ber of homi­cides in six decades, offi­cials announced Mon­day. 
Detroit has clocked an 18% decrease so far in 2023, accord­ing to new­ly released data. As of Nov. 30, the city has record­ed 228 homi­cides com­pared to 276 the year before. In 2018, Detroit record­ed 261 homi­cides, its low­est since 1966. 
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“This is the day we’ve been wait­ing for, for a long time,” Demo­c­ra­t­ic May­or Mike Dug­gan said. 
City offi­cials are cred­it­ing the dra­mat­ic drop with a mul­ti­pronged approach that includes reduc­ing felony gun case back­logs; increas­ing staffing at the dis­trict attor­ney’s offices as well as at the sher­if­f’s and Detroit Police Depart­ment; increas­ing coor­di­na­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tion between the dis­trict attor­ney and DPD on shoot­ing and homi­cide cas­es; increas­ing account­abil­i­ty for peo­ple on …