CHP Sees Reduction in Freeway Shootings Last Year

Press release from the California Highway Patrol:

In a significant milestone for public safety, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) documented a substantial reduction in the number of freeway shootings across the state.  The number of confirmed freeway shootings in California dropped from 349 to 274 last year – a reduction of more than 21% from the previous year and a 38% reduction from 2021.

In addition to the reduction in the number of freeway shootings, CHP data confirms the number of victims killed and injured in highway violence incidents also decreased.  Last year there were four people killed in freeways shootings, which is a 60% reduction from 2022.  Additionally, there was an 8% reduction in the number of people injured – from 74 to 68 last year.  Reflecting the good work that contributed to these reductions, the number of arrests by the CHP in freeways shootings increased nearly 9% from 2022.

chp crime graphicWHAT GOVERNOR NEWSOM SAID: “While this downward trend marks progress, let’s be clear: one life lost by gun violence is one too many. California will remain relentless in our pursuit to improve public safety, reduce gun violence, and invest in smart crime-fighting strategies that deliver real results.”

WHAT CHP COMMISSIONER SEAN DURYEE SAID: “Freeway shootings are serious crimes, and the CHP actively investigates every incident of highway violence.  This accomplishment reflects our unwavering commitment to ensuring the safety of our highways throughout California and fostering an environment where motorists can travel without fear.”

If you are driving on the freeway and a shooting takes place near you, you should remain calm, be a good witness and note any details such as vehicle descriptions and license plate numbers.  Maintain a safe distance from the suspect, and call 9-1-1 if possible, to report the incident and your current location.

The mission of the CHP is to provide the highest level of Safety, Service, and Security.

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Thatguyinarcata
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Thatguyinarcata
1 month ago

Reducing “freeway shootings” is not the fkx caltrans thinks it is

NoBody
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NoBody
1 month ago

Maybe it’s because the higher gas prices are keeping criminals off the freeways. 😆

BudD
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Bud
1 month ago
Reply to  NoBody

That and ammo prices and availability…

Thatguyinarcata
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Thatguyinarcata
1 month ago
Reply to  Bud

Wait a minute, are you suggesting that some california gun control measure worked to reduce shootings?

Alf
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Alf
1 month ago

Nope. Not one unconstitutional gun law has saved a single person. Criminals will be criminals regardless since they don’t care about laws. However, law abiding citizens with guns stop crimes every day. You just don’t hear about it because it doesn’t fit the narrative of those who hate the constitution.

Zipline
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Zipline
1 month ago

Kalifornia can’t do anything right.

I like stars
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I like stars
1 month ago

274 freeway shootings still seems like a big number to me.

low information propaganda
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low information propaganda
1 month ago

freeway shootings surged during pandemic. Government agency release is misleading. We are actually getting back to 2019 numbers. Which are still not not good.

Festus Haggins
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Festus Haggins
1 month ago

I wish Grewsom would put the demographic’s of the shooters on the press release, It would help me avoid getting blasted! You know , “if it helps save just one life”.

tru matters
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tru matters
1 month ago

So what has the CHP to do with this?
I have yet to hear about them preventing a shooting.

Farce
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Farce
1 month ago
Reply to  tru matters

Hey! They spend our money putting out press releases and taking credit. Isn’t that enough?!

Alf
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Alf
1 month ago
Reply to  tru matters

I know an officer who made a routine traffic stop, discovered a loaded gun which led to a vehicle search. A huge number of illegal guns were in the vehicle and the guy making them was arrested. This seems to me like something that prevented shootings. But, this type of thing doesn’t make the news because it is positive toward law enforcement.

Jacob
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Jacob
1 month ago

I’d be interested to see a map of the freeway shootings. It would be interesting to see where most of them occur. People could avoid the areas if they so chose. It would also be nice to have a map of gun violence in the state. I wonder if it would be the cities or rural areas.

Ullr Rover
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Ullr Rover
30 days ago

Of ther the billions of freeway miles travelled, these numbers are insignificant one way or another.