757 illegal firearms removed from Newport News streets this year, police say

Posted at 3:53 PM, Nov 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-23 16:01:38-05

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – The Newport News Police Department announced that 757 illegal firearms have been taken off the streets! 

That number is based off the latest data as of November 18.

The department emphasizes that this is a 33% increase in illegal firearms being taken off the streets from the same time last year.

Newport News police say they are committed to keeping the city safe.