TV6 Investigates: Shots fired incidents decreased in Davenport in 2021
DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) - For part two of TV6′s three-part series, Freedom of Information Requests were sent out to the Metro Quad Cities area for shots fired incidents that have occurred over the last four years.
Like vehicle theft rates, incidents in Davenport decreased slightly, going from 234 confirmed gunfire incidents reported as of Oct. 23, 2020, to 201 incidents reported as of Dec. 12.
Moline 15 confirmed gunfire incidents as of Dec. 20. That’s down from a total of 22 reported in 2020.
Meanwhile, Bettendorf and Rock Island’s shot’s fired rates both went up, but only slightly. Bettendorf had a total of six incidents in 2021, one of which was an officer-involved fatal shooting, reported as of Dec. 28.
That’s up from four confirmed incidents reported in 2020.
Rock Island reported 69 confirmed gunfire incidents as of Dec. 24, up from 68 total incidents reported in 2020.
Out of all the cities, Bettendorf has had the lowest rate of incidents, totaling 14 since 2018. To put that into perspective, Davenport, which is a mere five-minute drive away, has had at least 821, equaling 58 times that amount.
TV6 Investigates put together a map to show the locations for the shots fired incidents and it is visible that a lot of them are condensed to each of the downtown metropolitan areas.
Unlike motor vehicle thefts, which were condensed almost entirely to downtown, shots fired incidents are more sporadic, some going out as far as Northwest Boulevard and Hillendale Road.
Note: Addresses are listed by block number and are not exact addresses.
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