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Capital backtracks on Annapolis Police gun seizures

| December 15, 2016, 02:53 PM

An article that appeared in this morning’s Capital Gazette has disappeared. The headline, did not seem to reflect what Annapolis Police Chief Michael Pristoop has told the council, residents, and more recently The Maryland Crabs in a podcast episode that aired last week.

Gun seizures are up. While crime is indeed down, the more violent crimes are on an upswing. In the podcast, Pristoop addressed that and has a plan moving forward.

In the original article in The Capital, they state the police recovered 67 firearms “so far” in 2016.  According to police records, that number is actually 90 (as of 12/15/2016). They claim 90 was the number for 2015, yet records indicate that the number for 2015 was 83.   Later in the article, they state that “the number of seizures so far this year still represent a 52 percent (sic) from the number seized in 2014.”

The entire article was confusing and is likely being re-written for clarification or correction. It is not clear how the reported numbers varied so much from the actual numbers.

In terms of the number of weapons seized from January 1 through December 15 (today), here are the numbers as reported by the Annapolis Police Department.

  • 2007 – 91
  • 2008 – 82
  • 2009 – 61
  • 2010 – 61
  • 2011 – 66
  • 2012 – 66
  • 2013 – 69
  • 2014 – 51
  • 2015 – 83
  • 2016 – 90

Below is the original article in The Capital

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And below  is the actual numbers of weapons seized.

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Category: Crime News, NEWS

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