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BPD: Best homicide solve rate in past 5 years

Posted: 5:41 PM, Oct 02, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-02 17:41:55-04

Buffalo Police say they have the best homicide solve rate in 2018 than the department has had in the last five years.

7 Eyewitness News obtained the homicide numbers for the department since 2013 and found Buffalo Police are solving more homicides in 2018.

Between 2013 and 2016, Buffalo Police solved between 33% and 43% of all homicides. There was a large decrease in solved cases in 2017, with only 17% solved.

In 2018, the department has solved almost half.

Captain Jeff Rinaldo says this could be attributed to a number of things, but overall the department is finding more people with information about a crime are coming forward.