JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A dozen men between the ages of 23 and 58 were killed -- mostly by gunfire -- in Jacksonville in March. So far, three of those homicides have resulted in an arrest, according to information released by police. Another five were ruled justifiable and "exceptionally cleared."
March was the first month of 2018 to see an uptick in the number of homicides from the same time last year. News4Jax records show nine people were killed in March 2017.
But overall the numbers are still lower than last year's. Through the first three months of 2017, three dozen people had been killed, according to News4Jax records. Through March this year, 31 people, mostly men, have been killed in the River City.
Last year, News4Jax records showed 141 homicides in Jacksonville. In 2016, we counted 120 homicides.
Below, we have listed the names and ages of the March homicide victims and the information surrounding their deaths. We have also included a photo of each victim, where available. Previous mugshots were used only when no other photo was available.
Many of the cases remain unsolved. If you have information about any of these crimes, call the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500 or CrimeStoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.