According to the report on crime data by Greensboro Police Chief Brian James, the first weeks of 2022 look a lot like the first weeks of 2021.
The report covers the Greensboro Police Department (GPD) in 2022 through Feb. 13. There were seven homicides during that period and seven homicides during the same period in 2021. Of those homicides, six were with a firearm in 2022 compared to seven with a firearm in 2021.
There were five rapes reported in the first weeks of 2022 compared to six rapes reported during the same period in 2021.
Aggravated assaults in 2022 are up over 2021 with 214 reported in 2022 compared to 192 in 2021.
And aggravated assaults with a firearm increased considerably this year with 145 in 2022 compared to 107 in 2021.
Robberies overall are down slightly with 52 in 2022 compared to 58 in 2021 and robberies with a firearm are almost the same with 29 in 2022 compared to 30 in 2021.
Burglaries are down from 214 in 2021 to 151 in 2022. But both theft from a motor vehicle and motor vehicle thefts are up. So far in 2022 there have been 316 reports of thefts from a motor vehicle compared to 292 in 2022 and motor vehicle thefts have increased from 126 in 2021 to 144 in 2022.
The vacancy report shows a slight improvement from the last report on Jan. 3 of this year when there were a total of 119 vacancies in the GPD.
The current report shows that as of Feb. 14 there were 109 vacancies in the department with 50 officers who are not fully trained and assigned. Those 50 include officers in the academy, those in field training, lateral hires who have not completed training, pre-hires and those who have signed up for the next academy class.
That leaves 59 vacancies with 12 being nonsworn positions and 47 sworn vacancies.
Those figures indicate that as far as sworn positions the Greensboro Police Department is currently down 97 counting the officers who are not yet fully trained and assigned.
You get what you ask for. Stand back again, Portland!
This is what happens when council creates a hostile work environment. Why work at GPD?
We elected the incompetent anti- police council. We need to vote in a new council.
Wait for summertime. When is the council going to hold the assistant city manager for public safety and the chief and deputy chiefs accountable?
You really think they are responsible? When are we gonna hold the gun lobby responsible for continuing to advocate the allowance of the guns in hands of dangerous people? You can put 1 cop per citizen in greensboro and still there will be far too many people with availability of a gun.
Yes, blame the car for the drunk driver’s decision. Gun dealers do not market guns toward “dangerous people” any more than car dealers advertise that their car is great for drunk drivers. Such a weak argument, Dee.
Dang Don I didn’t think this would ever happen but I actually agree with you. Enjoy your day.
Are you serious with the same old gun control narrative? 99.9% of the guns involved in the mostly black male in black male crime (homicides) in Greensboro are stolen illegal guns. I’ll keep my gun to protect myself, thank you.
Yes, leadership is responsible. That’s why they are promoted. (Sarcasm). Instead of hall walking and having useless conversations maybe they could come up with some new ideas. Stop blaming an instrument. A guy just got stabbed at the Harris Teeter distribution center with a knife.
Dee, you are not exactly playing with a full deck are you? Gun lobbies do not sell firearms. licensed dealers sell firearms. And they are required to perform background checks and have you fill out an ATF form. But first, the sheriff has to issue you a purchase permit, if it’s a handgun. You are just like all those federal politicians and crazy lefties that preach guns kill people. Criminals do NOT undergo background checks. They buy weapons off the street. The unlicensed dealers do not perform background checks. You have money, you can get a gun. That is the epidemic of gun violence is all the illegal and stolen weapons. Lawful gun owners, do not commit homicide. I own a pistol. I have never shot anyone or had to pull my weapon on anyone. My gun also sits on my desk and never leaves the house. It has never left and went to shoot someone.