Cleveland is in the national spotlight today for the opening of the World Series, but the bad news is that the city topped 100 homicides for the year over the weekend, the third consecutive year homicides have hit triple digits, Cleveland.com reports. The city hit the century mark after police found a bag of human bones on a street.
Cleveland is on pace with a deadly 2015 that saw 120 homicides, the second most in one year in the last decade. Cleveland has 102 homicides this year, and had 102 at this time last year. There have been 12 homicides so far this month, including murder-suicides on consecutive days. Gun violence overall is up 8 percent through last week. There have been 773 shootings through last Friday, compared with 711 through the same period in 2015. Cleveland City Councilman Zack Reed said he will address the issue of gun violence and homicides at the City Council meeting next Monday.