The United States saw the largest increase in murders last year since the national record began in 1960. FBI..
U.S. homicide rates rose an unprecedented 30 percent in 2020, according to the FBI’s preliminary uniforms crime report.
The FBI reported that last year the number of homicides in the United States was 6.55 per 100,000, compared to just 5.0 per 100,000 in 2019.
The largest previous increase was in 1968, with homicides increasing by 12.7 percent in a year.
However, the actual number of homicides per capita is well below the peaks recorded in the 1980s and early 90s.
The homicide rate in 2020 is about one-third lower than the peak of 10.2 homicides per 100,000 in 1980.
Final data on murders in the United States will be released by the FBI on Monday, but preliminary figures were posted on the agency’s website on Wednesday. New York Times Report.
According to the FBI’s preliminary unified crime report, US homicide rates rose by an unprecedented 30 percent in 2020. The largest previous increase was in 1968, when homicide increased by 12.7% in a year.
The FBI reported that last year the number of homicides in the United States was 6.55 per 100,000, compared to just 5.0 per 100,000 in 2019. The homicide rate in 2020 is about one-third lower than the peak of 10.2 homicides per 100,000 in 1980.
The FBI said the official report may contain slightly updated figures, but the main conclusions are unlikely to change.
In addition to the increase in murders, violent crimes also increased by about 5 percent, according to The Times.
However, overall major crimes have decreased by 4-5%. This is the 18th consecutive year of reduction in overall crime. FBI figures revealed.
Gun violence contributed to the surge in murders.
According to The Times, about 77% of murders in 2020 were related to guns, the highest rate ever reported.
A decrease in the number of police officers may have led to a surge in murders in 2020, police chiefs said.
Former Deputy Secretary of the Baltimore Police Department Jason Johnson argued in April that the decline in police officers was the root cause.
“The police are blaming, but rather the lack of it,” he wrote. USA Today Opinion piece.
He said New York City recorded less than 45,000 arrests (down 38%) between June and December last year, resulting in more than 100 additional murders. This is a 58% increase.
Similar results occurred in Chicago, with police reducing arrests 31,000 times (53% reduction) and murders rising to 65%.
In the Midwest, homicide growth was highest, with an increase of almost 31 percent. Vox..
Despite Louisiana reporting the highest number of homicides in the last 32 years, the South recorded the lowest increase at 20.8.
According to the report, homicide increased by 35% in cities with a population of over 250,000 and by 40% in cities with a population of less than 250,000. New York Times..
The lower the average arrest, the higher the percentage of guns on the street.
More gun violence in the United States in 2020 killed at least 20,000 people last year alone. The number of homicides was highest in the Midwest and lowest in the South.
According to the report, gun violence killed nearly 20,000 people in the United States. Washington post, The highest number of gun deaths in the last 20 years.
In 2020, 23 million Americans bought guns, an increase of 64% from 2019.
According to the New York Times, about 77% of reported murders were committed by firearms in 2020, up 10% from 10 years ago.
The number of children killed by ammunition has also increased by more than 50% since 2019, the highest rate ever recorded. Nearly 300 children died and 5,000 were injured, according to the Washington Post.
Chicago has the highest number of children injured by gunfire, with more children shot than those infected with COVID-19.
A total of 214 children under the age of 17 were killed by the virus, and a total of 261 were shot dead in liberal cities this year alone, according to data from police and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of the 261 minors shot dead, 41 were fatally injured.
Although the number of COVID-19 cases in children surged in the summer, demographic mortality remains low, accounting for only 0-0.27 percent of pandemic deaths nationwide.
This represents 6 minor deaths for every 100,000 people under the age of 18 in the state.
Homicide increased by 30% in 2020-the largest increase in homicide since national records began in 1960
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