LR residents react to crime statistics for 2022

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Little Rock’s crime report shows violent crime is down from last year, but homicide rates are soaring.

Eighteen shootings in Little Rock last weekend left three dead and three injured.

“I mean, it’s just scary. I don’t think anything like this has ever happened here before,” said Little Rock resident Sabrina Gloson.

The Little Rock Crime Report shows data from January 1 of this year through August 15.

violent crime [Aggravated Assault, Forcible Rape, Homicide Offenses, and Robbery] is down 4% this year, but homicides are up 24% this year, compared to 2021.

” People are scared. He doesn’t feel safe. Even at the mall, they were arguing at the mall, like it was ridiculous. People need to control the anger and then the random shootings with road rage, it just gets worse,” Glosen said.

According to police records, the deadliest year in Little Rock was 1993 with 70 total homicides.

With 4 months left of the year, people are wondering if we will hit those numbers again.

“Looks like we’re going to outdo each other, it’s going to go wrong. I don’t think, I mean, I think we’re going to top that,” Glosen said.

Little Rock Police say of the 51 homicides we are currently at, 12 remain unsolved.

The townspeople are crying out for change.

“More police maybe? Much more communication from the neighborhoods where some of these people come from. Instead of everything, I won’t say anything because I know that person, he’s my cousin, he’s my friend, he’s my whoever. Pick up the phone, call and be honest,” Glosen said.

To view the Little Rock Crime Report, visit this site.