Newark annual murder rate hits 100 for first time in 10 years

For the first time in a decade, the murder rate in Newark has hit 100 for the year. On Thursday, a 21-year-old man was fatally shot in the torso outside a local market. Mayor Corey Booker says the shooting

News 12 Staff

Dec 8, 2006, 6:29 PM

Updated 6,346 days ago

Share:

Newark annual murder rate hits 100 for first time in 10 years
For the first time in a decade, the murder rate in Newark has hit 100 for the year. On Thursday, a 21-year-old man was fatally shot in the torso outside a local market. Mayor Corey Booker says the shooting is unacceptable, but says police are making progress against crime. Booker says in the past three months, the number of shootings has gone down and more guns are off the streets.
Police say the shooting victim had just been released from prison. Booker says more alternatives need to be made available for ex-prisoners who are reentering society.


More from News 12
0:31
Sources: Body recovered in Barnegat Bay believed to be missing Island Heights woman

Sources: Body recovered in Barnegat Bay believed to be missing Island Heights woman

1:13
Sunny today with highs in the 60s before rain arrives Wednesday in New Jersey

Sunny today with highs in the 60s before rain arrives Wednesday in New Jersey

1:22
Paterson middle school briefly goes into lockdown following gunshots at nearby home

Paterson middle school briefly goes into lockdown following gunshots at nearby home

1:52
Police: South Brunswick crash involving car and motorcycle kills 1

Police: South Brunswick crash involving car and motorcycle kills 1

0:55
News 12 and Red Bulls host Weather Education Day at Red Bull Arena

News 12 and Red Bulls host Weather Education Day at Red Bull Arena

0:53
WATCH: Body camera shows police rescuing dogs at Fairfield business complex

WATCH: Body camera shows police rescuing dogs at Fairfield business complex

0:20
Police: Burglar found in crawl space at Ocean Township diner

Police: Burglar found in crawl space at Ocean Township diner

Police: 1 person killed in car crash on Route 535 in South Brunswick

Police: 1 person killed in car crash on Route 535 in South Brunswick

1:14
Fire officials: 39 people, including 8 children, displaced in Newark Broadway Street fire

Fire officials: 39 people, including 8 children, displaced in Newark Broadway Street fire

0:29
Moscow court rejects Evan Gershkovich's appeal, keeping him in jail until at least June 30

Moscow court rejects Evan Gershkovich's appeal, keeping him in jail until at least June 30

0:27
Newark Liberty International Airport’s Terminal A named world’s best terminal by Skytrax

Newark Liberty International Airport’s Terminal A named world’s best terminal by Skytrax

1:52
Rahway police seek public’s help identifying suspects in attempted car thefts, burglaries

Rahway police seek public’s help identifying suspects in attempted car thefts, burglaries

0:29
Former Wildwood mayor indicted for 2nd time, accused of tax evasion

Former Wildwood mayor indicted for 2nd time, accused of tax evasion

1:29
Best of New Jersey: Enjoying sweet treats at Enjou Chocolat in Morristown

Best of New Jersey: Enjoying sweet treats at Enjou Chocolat in Morristown

0:31
Authorities ID 3 people killed in South Brunswick crash

Authorities ID 3 people killed in South Brunswick crash

0:26
USDA warns of ground beef that may be contaminated with E.coli

USDA warns of ground beef that may be contaminated with E.coli

0:48
9 steps to take if your ‘fur-ever’ friend goes missing

9 steps to take if your ‘fur-ever’ friend goes missing

1:50
Solar eclipse partially to blame for uptick in gas prices

Solar eclipse partially to blame for uptick in gas prices

1:09
Jersey Proud: Dionne Warwick, Kool & the Gang inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Jersey Proud: Dionne Warwick, Kool & the Gang inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

0:21
Bergen County Prosecutor's Office takes over Hackensack Police Department Internal Affairs Bureau

Bergen County Prosecutor's Office takes over Hackensack Police Department Internal Affairs Bureau