CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV)- Under his watch, murder in Charlotte plummeted to a 30 year low, but Chief Rodney Monroe says there is still a great risk to the city as it relates to guns and gun violence.
"We recover an awful amount of guns every year," Monroe said.
On average, more than 1,500 a year.
"2008, 24 hundred guns, "he said." 2012 over 18 hundred guns, and many of these guns we recover are your guns."
Chief Monroe points to stolen guns. "We've over the last five years, over 13 hundred guns stolen just stolen out of people's cars."
There is also the questions of firearms on local school campuses?
"We've recovered of 144 guns over the last five years from our schools."
Monroe says curbing violence means tougher back ground checks, and stronger rules at local gun shows.