x
Breaking News
More () »

WBNS-10TV Columbus, Ohio | Columbus News, Weather & Sports |

Mayor, police chief address homicides in Columbus

There have been 101 homicides in Columbus in 2020.

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.

Press conference about Columbus homicides | September 8, 2020

WATCH LIVE: Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther and Police Chief Tom Quinlan address the homicides in the city this year. https://bit.ly/3ioDU7z

Posted by 10TV - WBNS on Tuesday, September 8, 2020