Portland police reveal 2022 shooting statistics showing rising trends

Published: Jan. 20, 2023 at 4:12 PM PST
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PORTLAND Ore. (KPTV) – The Portland Police Bureau has released a new report detailing shooting incidents and gun-related homicide statistics for 2022.

The statistics are added to a rolling and annual comparative graph, representing incidents from Jan. 1, 2019, to Dec. 31, 2022.

Portland police release report of 2022 shooting statistics.
Portland police release report of 2022 shooting statistics.(PPB)

Standouts:

  • 94 homicides in 2022 was a 6% increase over the previous year.
  • Homicides were up 61% over the previous three years.
  • Of the 94 homicides, 76 of the victims died by firearm, which was a 12% increase over the previous year.
  • In 2022 there were 1,306 total shooting incidents, down 1% from the previous year.
  • Total shooting incidents were up 48% over the last three years.
  • The month with the highest number of total shooting incidents in last three years was March with 147.
  • Investigators cleared between 8 and 18 shooting cases per month last year.

For more information on shooting statistics, click here.