Aug 9, 2014
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The number of times police have responded to a shooting in Richmond is reportedly half what it was last year.

From January until July of this year, the Richmond Police Department responded to 678 Shotspotter and 911 calls about a shooting within city limits. During the same period last year, RPD responded to 1,255 calls.

Other good news to share: Violent crime is down 24-percent from last year and property crime is down 22-percent, according to Police Chief Chris Magnus.

Below, RPD provided us with a few charts and also a map of where every shooting has taken place thus far this year.




  1. Will u please ask the city to repave South 21 street between hoffman and petrero. This street really needs it an im sure there are others but I have to go around the corner to come home becauseof the bad street. And another thing is this ill legal dumping in our alleys. is it possibleto put serveilance cameras to catch who’s doing this, it just rediculous. The garbage company picks it up and they put more and i am referring to the alley on south 20th an 21st street between hoffman and petrrero. Please Please Please.

    Lajuana Delley | Aug 10th, 2014

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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.