Let’s Track The Stabbings
# # # # # UPDATED 2/20 # # # # #
The updated information is in green.
Recently, we’ve covered a lot of stabbings in Humboldt County, and our readers have noticed. A commenter wrote a few days ago, “Eureka sure has been stabby lately, yikes!”
Well, that commenter may be right. We’ve reported three stabbings in Eureka ALONE between February 7 and February 15. We also reported three stabbings in Hoopa during that time. And those are just the ones we heard about. Who knows how many stabbings there were that we didn’t hear about?
An interesting thing to note is that before the stabbing in Hoopa on February 4, we hadn’t reported any since December 23. So, what accounts for that uptick in stabbings in February? We don’t know, and we won’t pretend that we do. But we’re going to put all of the information here so we can try to figure it out.
What does that mean for our readers? Well, it means that they’ll get a more accurate view of where and when these stabbings happened. And it means they won’t have to wonder, “Is it just me or have there been a lot of stabbings lately?”
So, what do we know so far?
We reported six separate stabbings in Humboldt County over a 12-day period. Yep, that’s an average of one stabbing every two days. Of those incidents, two of them resulted in multiple people with stab wounds, and one of them resulted in death.
Number of Reported Stabbing Incidents: 7
Number of People Reportedly Stabbed: 10
Number of Stabbing Deaths Reported: 1
Y’know what would be helpful here? A map.
Click on the markers for more information:
Here are the stabbing stories we’ve covered this year. To make it easy, we put all of the stories under the days the stabbings happened rather than the days the stories came out.
We’ll continue to update this page as we hear about more stabbings. Although, let’s be honest here, it would be nice if we didn’t have update this post very often…
But now it’s time to ask our readers a question. What other things do want us to track? Hash lab explosions? Homicides? Helicopter sightings? Mysterious booms? Let us know in the comments.
Oh, and feel free to guess why we’ve had so many stabbings recently.