Pandemic, Social Unrest, and Crime in U.S. Cities
Date:  12-09-2020

Study examined crime rates for ten different offenses in 28 American cities during the COVID-19 pandemic
From The Crime Report:

Violent crime rates remain up this year in a group of large U.S. cities, says a new report from the National Commission on COVID-19 and Criminal Justice.

Homicide rates increased by 36 percent between June and October in 28 cities compared with the same period in 2019.

The murder rise cannot be blamed solely on the pandemic.

As early as January 2020, the average city homicide rate was running 10 percent to 30 percent higher than the year before, the report said.

This year between June and October, the aggravated assault rate increased by 15 percent, and gun assaults rose 16 percent.

The list of cities in the study includes Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Dallas, Philadelphia, and San Francisco. Continue reading >>>