The Rap Sheet:
Updates, data, and facts about important issues in the world of Criminal Justice

December 13, 2019 - ALBANY, NY

This week’s RAP SHEET is focusing on the impact of gun violence in our local communities.  Sadly, Albany has been plagued with many incidents of gun violence this year.  Peliminary data (subject to change) is illustrated below.
  • Based on the most up to date data available, we know that in 2019 the average age of defendants in incidents resulting in arrest is 24 years old.  The age ranges from the youngest defendant being 15; the oldest defendant at age 38.
  • The average age of victims of gun violence is 22 years old.  The age ranges from the youngest victim being 3; the oldest victim at age 48.
  • Incidents are occurring in the following zip codes: 12202, *12206 (most incidents), 12207, 12208, 12209, and 12210.

Several of the incidents reported below have not yet led to arrests.  To provide 100% anonymous tips and information to local law enforcement visit the Capital Region Crime Stoppers webpage, call the hotline at 1-833-ALB-TIPS (1-833-252-8477), or download the FREE mobile app.

Our office will continue to work to combat gun violence. In partnership with the Albany Police Department and the Albany County Department of Probation, the Albany County District Attorney’s Office engages in a variety of efforts to attempt to reduce gun violence in Albany.

Funded by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), the Gun Involved Violence Elimination (GIVE) initiative uses evidence-based strategies involving the integrated efforts of key criminal justice agencies and support services organizations in 17 counties outside of New York City to reduce gun violence and improve the safety of community members.  Additionally, the Capital Region Crime Analysis Center (CRAC) provides crime analysis information and support to more effectively solve, reduce, and prevent crime. Learn more about the Gun Involved Violence Elimination (GIVE) initiative here.