2020 Murder Rates Were Off the Charts

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The last thing we need is more bad news, but the truth needs to be told.

New statistics reveal that murder rates grew massively in 2020 compared to 2020, with thousands of more killings in major US cities.

The report from the National Commission of COVID-19 and Criminal Justice (NCCCJ) called the rise “historic” and said that the current crisis is mainly about three things, namely:

“The coronavirus pandemic, continuing incidents of police violence and rising homicide and violent crime rates.”

According to the NCCCJ, these “each pose massive policy challenges in their own right, but the interplay between them creates even more difficult decisions for policymakers” and “leaders at all levels of government should take bold action in responding to all three crises.”

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2020 Saw a Thirty Percent Spike in Murder Rates

Specifically, homicide climbed by 30 percent in 2020 compared to 2019 including a specific jump in gun attacks and aggravated assault as well.

As the NCCCJ report notes, “homicide rates were higher during every month of 2020 relative to rates from the previous year” and the surge is “a large and troubling increase that has no modern precedent.”

So much for keeping people “safe” with all the lockdowns and business closures. Getting murdered isn’t very safe.

How Was Data Analyzed?

Data was compiled from 34 US cities of varying regions and demographics to compare the violent crime and homicide rates. It also took a look at robbery, domestic violence, vehicle thefts, drug crimes and other crime categories.

Domestic violent increased “significantly” according to the report but then subsided to roughly 2019 levels. The cities chosen included large cities such as New York and small cities like Norfolk, Virginia which has less than 300,000 residents.

Homicides were much higher in summer and went down in the autumn and winter, but they still were at high levels not seen in decades and had researchers alarmed.

What Else Was Found?

The report also found that “homicide rates increased sharply through July then declined through the end of the year, though not to levels observed in the prior year.”

Specifically, January and February 2020 had  homicide jump by 32.5 percent, March to May went up 37.2 percent and September to December went up 28.2 percent – all compared to 2019 rates. That’s a huge jump, and it’s also in spite of the pandemic, which researchers noted likely made it harder for criminals to commit murder.

In other words the murder rate likely would have been even higher, as seen by the rise in the summer once some restrictions were lifted.

“COVID-related restrictions may have had an initial suppressive effect on homicides, but the waning of those restrictions, coupled with the strain on at-risk individuals and key institutions – aggravated further by the lack of outreach to such individuals – have all likely contributed to elevated homicide rates in 2020,” reads the report.

Murders also spiked after the death of George Floyd. Despite the mainstream media’s lies about “peaceful protests,” anyone watching at all saw that many of the protests were far from peaceful and the dozens of people killed as a result of them were victims of a violent, lawless mob.

The three biggest cities in the study were LA, NY and Chicago, which made up 40 percent of the increase in those killed in 2020. The rise in murder especially in these major cities – and while prominent Democrats call for defunding the police – is a shocking sight.

There’s definitely a reason that many people are packing up their things, selling their homes and moving out of these gun-free blue states. It turns out that when you outlaw guns, only outlaws have guns.

Who could have imagined?