Homicides Increase, but Solve Rate is High

Jul 31, 2019

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With more than 40 homicides in Tulsa so far this year, the city could reach 80 or more if the trend continues. Police Sargent Shane Tuel says you can’t really point to one reason for the rise in murders recently, but the positive is nearly all are solved or solvable. He says there are few ‘Who dun it’ type homicides in Tulsa. Most victims and suspects have some sort of relationship and know each other.

That means relatively few random crimes, and so a high solve rate. Tuel says Tulsa is at the top or near the top in the nation in solving violent crimes with a rate of more than 90%.