As a new summer season is upon us, it’s not only bringing warm weather, but also a rise in violent crimes in the area.
According to this report, area’s homicide figure has risen to 28% in the past month, 46 in total. Last year, the figure was 36.
College Park and the surrounding area had 8 homicides last month.
Back in January, area saw 13 killings in the first 2 weeks - that is almost 1 killing a day. A University of Maryland student was one of those killed in that period.
College Park’s community liaison officer J. Black will be at the NCPCA meeting this month (June 9) to update residents more on the recent crime activities and ways to prevent them in this summer season.