Rochester's Homicide Crisis - Complimentary Webinar Sponsored by Bond

May 10, 2022

While the rate of property crime has fallen in Rochester, the number of homicides in the city has spiked in the last two years. Homicides have surged nationwide as well during that period, but the per-capita rate here has jumped higher than in Buffalo and Syracuse—and in big cities like New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston.

With each new incident, the community faces these questions: “Why?” and “What is to be done?” This event will focus on how the homicide surge is affecting the Rochester community, what factors explain the higher murder rate here, and what can be done by government, police and community members to confront this problem.

Join us for a discussion with:

  • Irshad Altheimer, director, RIT’s Center for Public Safety Initiatives
  • Rafael Belliard, owner and operator of R&R Grab and Go and member of the North Clinton Business Association
  • Victor Saunders, special adviser to Mayor Malik Evans on violence prevention programs
  • Reverend Lewis Stewart, president, United Christian Leadership Ministry

Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Noon  - 1 p.m.

For more info and to register, click here.

This event is presented by Rochester Beacon and sponsored by Bond, Schoeneck & King.