2012 Crime Statistics for Detroit

Published On: Jan 03 2013 10:33:55 AM EST
Updated On: Jan 03 2013 05:54:38 PM EST
DETROIT -

Total death investigations

2012: 461

2011: 414

2010: 365

 

Homicides: A homicide is the taking of the life by another person

2012: 411

2011: 377

2010: 327

 

Criminal homicides: Willful taking of a life

2012: 386

 

Justifiable homicides – Life was taken by another but it was self-defense. This goes for both peace officers and a private citizen.

2012: 25

 

Suicides:

2012: 39

2011: 32

2010: 33

 

Natural deaths

2012: 2

2011: 1

2010: 1

 

Dead people found in Detroit, but they weren’t killed in the city

2012: 3

2011: 2

Examples:

Jane Bashara found in Detroit, but crime happened in Grosse Pointe

Body parts found in Detroit river, but crime happened in Allen Park

 

Indeterminate deaths (Wayne County Medical Examiner unable to determine cause of death)

2012: 0

2011: 2

2010:1

 

Causes of deaths of criminal homicides:

Of the 386 criminal deaths, 333 caused by guns