It’s been a tough year for violent crime in the Northern District.
According to the most recent ComStat data, online crime is up in several categories including a 100 percent increase year to date in homicides, a 33 percent increase year to date in shootings and a 19 percent increase year to date in robberies.
"We've had some tough luck on homicides this year," Deputy Maj. Richard Worley told the Hampden Community Council earlier this week.
Gun crimes are up across the board year to date by 17 percent, which include robberies, carjackings and aggravated assault.
Although total property crime is at the same level as it was a year ago.
Despite the issues, Worley said police at the district are confident they will get things under control before the end of the year.
"We've been in this situation before but we'll bounce back," Worley said.
So what do you think is causing the spike? Tell us in the comments.Crime 2011 2012 Percent Homicide 9 18 + 100% Shooting 18 24 +33% Robbery Total 268 318 +19% Aggravated Assault 326 296 -9% Burglary 787 688 -13% Larceny Total 1,375 1,481 +8% Auto Theft 297 298 0%