JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) — Crimes involving firearms increased over 30 percent last year in Jamestown, according to new statistics released by the city police department.
The City of Jamestown Public Safety Report also noted overall crime increased 3.5 percent in 2022, with the number of arrests going up nearly 11 percent.
Police Chief Tim Jackson indicated in the report targeted police details using Gun Involved Violence Elimination funding, also known as GIVE, provided for more officers in high crime areas.
Twenty-four confirmed shootings took place, with all of the firearm violence part of targeted crime related to narcotics trafficking. The SWAT team also seized 80 firearms last year.
This year, the department says they will increase targeted patrols in high crime areas.