Thursday, January 31, 2008

Murder Suspect Caught in South Beacon Hill

According to the Seattle Times, Police caught him at a house near the intersection of Cloverdale and Beacon around 11 a.m. today. The police department will hold a press conference at 1:15 p.m.

Note that at the end of the story, the Times reporters quote census tract police statistics that may have come from the same city website that returned questionable results for me.

While some residents said crime in the neighborhood had seemingly escalated in recent years, a check of reports taken by police in four surrounding census tracts shows crime has decreased in the past 10 years. During that time, murders have fluctuated from a high of six in 2003 to none in 2006. There were three slayings in the area in 2007, according to Times research of police reports.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

This story is really upsetting to me. The Times has a story describing how the victim recently (four or five months ago) went back to his native Ethiopia to marry a woman he had met through family and friends. She had yet to join him over here.