There are still a few days left in the year, but Akron Police have released homicide and gun-related incident statistics for 2018, with a slight dip in the former.
So far this year, there have been 37 homicides in Akron; that's five fewer than last year. That said, there have been more non-homicide shootings in the city. As of Thursday, Police in Akron say there were 417 reported shootings not resulting in a death; 30 less than the same period of time in 2017.
APD adds that throughout the year, 798 guns were recovered or seized in Akron, averaging out to about 2 per day.
See more on the report from the Akron Beacon Journal.