COLUMBUS, Ohio — On Tuesday afternoon, Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther and Police Chief Tom Quinlan addressed the homicides in the city this year.
To date, there have been 101 homicides in Columbus in 2020.
Ginther said Tuesday the question should not be what he is doing to put an end to gun violence, but what we are doing.
"I took this job to make a difference. There is nothing more important to keeping peace and order in our neighborhoods," Quinlan said
In 2017, when there was a record 143 homicides in the city, there were 93 homicides at this point in the year.
Columbus police said the solve rate for homicide cases in 2020 is 48%.
You can watch the press conference in the player below.