D.C. Police Chief: Average Homicide Suspect Arrested 11 Times Prior to Killing

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Washington, DC, police chief Robert Contee said Monday that the average homicide suspect is arrested 11 times prior to being arrested for carrying out a murder.

Contee described the problem with repeat criminal offenders and “stressed what he called the need for long sentences for those guilty of homicide,” ABC News reported.

FOX News’ Lucas Tomlinson tweeted video of Contee saying, “The average homicide suspect has been arrested 11 times prior to them committing a homicide. That is a problem.”

Contee went on to say, “What we gotta do, if we really want to see homicides go down, is keep bad guys with guns in jail. Because when they are in jail, they can’t be in the community shooting people.”

He added, “So when people talk about, ‘What we going to do different’ or ‘What we should do different’ or ‘What we need to do different,’ that’s the thing that we need to do different, we need to keep violent people in jail.”

ABC News pointed out there were 203 homicides in D.C. during 2022, and homicides are up 31 percent at this point in 2023, compared to this point last year.

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