Murder is Up in 20 of 25 Largest US Cities

Which might explain the previous posting. It’s Been ‘Such a Weird Year.’ That’s Also Reflected in Crime Statistics..

Overall crime is down 5.3 percent in 25 large American cities relative to the same period in 2019, with violent crime down 2 percent.

But murder in these 25 cities is up 16.1 percent in relation to last year. It’s not just a handful of cities driving this change, either. Property crime is down in 18 of the 25 sampled cities, and violent crime is down in 11 of them, but murder is up in 20 of the cities.

Chicago I’ve covered elsewhere. New York hasn’t seen this level of gun violence “nearly a quarter century.”

Aside from the statistics, the rest of that article is a lot of guesswork, even after they quote “an expert” about how you can’t draw conclusions because we have very little data relative to cause. All the guesses are about COVID-19 and domestic-abuse. No mention of the changes in bail laws/practices sweeping the country.

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