LRPD reports they have investigated more crimes this year involving guns

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — If you live in Little Rock and have been hearing more gunshots or have seen more police cars lately, it’s not just your imagination.

Police tell us they have been investigating more crimes this year involving guns.

According to data given to us by the Little Rock Police Department, this year officers have responded to 137 battery incidents where the weapon was a firearm.

Here are the numbers from January 1 – September 20 for the past three years:

  • 2020 – 137 battery 1st incidents in which the weapon was a firearm,
  • 2019 – 100 battery 1st incidents in which the weapon was a firearm,
  • 2018 – 74 battery 1st incidents in which the weapon was a firearm.

That’s from the first of the year through this past Sunday.

Under that same time frame last year, officers responded to 100 calls. In comparison in 2018, police received 74 calls.

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