Have a good weekend! I'll see you on Tuesday.
Let's start with the bad news: murder
There were 73 homicides last year, two more than in 2022. That's mercifully lower than the 89 that we hit in 2021, but still way higher than the roughly 30 that we were averaging in the decade before the pandemic.
There are no easy explanations for murder trends, and anybody who claims to have one shouldn't be taken seriously.