Metro police are investigating the 13th homicide of the year after a man was shot and killed Wednesday evening.
The crime happened on Village Green Drive in the Nashboro Village area. The victim has not been identified but his death marks the second homicide in the Hermitage precinct this month.
Overall, homicides are down in the Metro area. Over the same time last year, there were 20 homicides, compared to 13 so far this year.
Violent crime is also down countywide with the only overall increases for year-to-date statistics being in commercial burglary, larceny and property offenses.
Precinct-by-precinct reporting shows different trends.
Based on crime statistics ending the week of April 6, 2019, violent offenses are up 92.3-percent for the Central Precinct. That precinct covers Downtown Nashville.
Property offenses are up in the East, Central and Hermitage Precincts.
The North and South Precincts have the highest reduction in homicides, based on this data, with homicides down 57.1-percent and 75-percent, respectively.
The highest increase in commercial burglaries was reported in the Madison Precinct, up 73.3-percent for the same time last year. The most commercial burglaries have been in the South Precinct, with 65 reports so far this year.
Overall Part I offenses are up in the Central, East and Hermitage Precincts but the only precinct with higher crime rates across the board is Central.
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