New Hampshire is on track to see more homicides this year than in any year since at least 2005. According to the Attorney General’s office, there have been 24 homicides so far in 2019.
Over the last decade and a half, the most homicides New Hampshire saw in a year was 25, in 2013. Eight months into 2019, the state is already at 24 homicides.
Six of them happened in July alone -- three in Concord and three in Manchester.
Many have involved domestic violence.
Two of the homicides this year have involved the use of deadly force by a police officer.
Despite the uptick in homicides, violent crime rates in New Hampshire remain well below the national average.