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March 26, 2021

Murder Rate Zooms to Levels Not Seen Since the Bad Old Days of the 1990s

Who would have thought that when you take away policing from a city, murderers will kill more people?


A new crime reporting system released by the FBI shows that the murder rate in virtually every city in the United States is at its highest levels in more than two decades.

In 2020, the country saw more homicides than in any year since 1998. Experts came to that conclusion after looking at reported quarterly data from roughly 12,000 agencies in various cities and states.

The spike, totaling at over 20,000 recorded homicides, was the largest one-year increase in U.S. history. Every city that reported data saw at least a 20%-25% jump in murders. Twenty-two percent of cities with a population of over 250,000 that reported data saw the most murders ever recorded since the federal government began keeping logs in 1960.

"We've never seen an increase like that. Previously the biggest one-year increase in murder was a 12.5% increase in the 1960s," statistician and crime analyst Jeff Asher told the Washington Examiner. "We're really talking about unprecedented increases in murder."

Asher concluded, using the FBI data, that the murder rate for 2020 sat at roughly 6.22 per 100,000 people. Not since 1998 has the country seen a murder rate that high.

Prepare to be shocked: Big Democrat cities are slow-walking the release of their murder statistics so that no one will know the carnage their tyrants have unleashed.

Some large cities, such as New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, haven't submitted all of their homicide data to the FBI yet. Experts say the slow walking by these local governments could mean we won't have a complete picture until the next few months.

But what we know is that homicides in those cities match the broader trend around in the country based on data given by local law enforcement. In New York, murders rose an estimated 41% in 2020 over the previous year.

Chicago saw an over 50% increase at 774 recorded homicides, and Los Angeles saw a roughly 20% increase.

There was a mass-shooting in Chicago the weekend before last, resulting in 13 shot and two killed. Obviously the media isn't giving this much coverage.

You can guess why. Doesn't help the Precious Narrative. In fact, it hurts it.


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