Syracuse Police respond to more than 50,000 calls in 2021; high number of homicides

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Their job is to respond to shootings, robberies, car crashes and more. After an unfortunate year full of crime and violence, Syracuse Police is commending its officers for their work in 2021.

While responding to more than 56,000 calls throughout the year, Syracuse Police says officers removed 212 guns off the streets and made a total of 287 gun arrests.

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2021 marked one of the worst years in the city for homicide deaths. According to Syracuse Police, there were a total of 32 homicide investigations throughout the year.

Syracuse Police says three of the homicide deaths are being investigated as “justifiable.” In 2020, there were 29 homicide deaths.

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The most recent homicide death was only a few weeks ago on December 18. Shakeale Hill, 29, was shot to death while driving along the 1100 block of W. Colvin Street.

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