The U.S. homicide rate has been trending down for decades, but larger cities such as Columbus have seen an increase during that same period. Columbus had the seventh-highest homicide rate in the country last year with 106 homicide victims, a 7 percent increase over 2015.
- Randolph Roth, Professor at Ohio State University and Co-director of the Historical Violence Database
- Darrel Stephens, Executive Director, Major Cities Police Chiefs Association
- Ames Grawert, Justice Program Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice