Homicide Rate Down in Richmond County

03/02/2017 at 10:53 | Posted by Shelby AmandaLee

We’re just three months into the new year, but the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office says the homicide rate is down when compared to last year’s figures at this time.

Two people have been murdered in Augusta since January when compared to four homicides by the end of February last year.

The news wasn’t nearly as good, however, when looking at the number of aggravated assaults involving weapons.