Biden's America: Violent Murders Soar 16% Across Major U.S. Cities in 2021
Pronounced rise in crime comes amid 'defund the police' push
Joe Biden's America is becoming increasingly violent, as murders across major U.S. cities have soared 16% during the first half of 2021 compared to 2020.
The rise is more pronounced when compared to 2019, which is a 42 percent jump, according to the Council on Criminal Justice’s (CCJ) pandemic crime report.
In the first half of 2021, there were 259 more homicides compared with the first half of 2020.
There was 548 more compared to the first half of 2019, according to the study.
“This report updates our previous studies of crime changes during the COVID-19 pandemic, extending the data through the first half (January-June) of 2021."
The CCJ observes the crime data taken from city police departments' online portals, which provide weekly updates.
Recent Council reports found a 30% surge in murders in major U.S. cities in 2020 compared to the previous year, and a 16% increase for the first half of 2021. Gun assaults (+5) and aggravated assaults (+9) were also up over the first half of 2020. https://t.co/HlqPxeXy7N 1/2— Council on Criminal Justice (@CouncilonCJ) July 30, 2021
Those offense counts were then converted to weekly crime rates per 100,000 city residents to analyze.
Out of those 29 cities studied, it ranges from Norfolk, Virginia — the smallest city, with 245,000 residents to the largest, Los Angeles, California, with 3.97 million residents.
The murder rate “rose sharply" in May 2020, which exceeded the previous seasonal peak after the death of George Floyd, which sparked nationwide protests and riots.
“Homicide levels remained elevated through the summer, before decreasing through the late fall of 2020 and the winter of 2021,” the study continues, adding that murder “rose again beginning in the spring of 2021.”
“The homicide rise of 2020 has continued well into 2021,” the study reads.
The CCJ adds that although the violent crimes “remain well below the historical peaks seen in the early 1990s, ”they have still “stirred the greatest public concern.”
“A precipitous rise in homicide in the late spring of 2020 coincided with the emergence of mass protests after George Floyd was murdered in Minneapolis, although the connection, if any, between the social unrest and heightened violence remains uncertain."
"The results are generally consistent with those of our earlier work, and our conclusions have not changed: as the pandemic subsides, long-lasting reductions in violence and crime will require cities to adopt evidence-based crime-control strategies and long-needed reforms to policing.”
In May, Neon Nettle reported that a majority of likely American voters say violent crime in the United States under Biden is getting worse, while half doubt his ability to handle it, a Rasmussen Reports survey found.
Respondents were asked:
"Is the problem of violent crime in America getting better or worse?”
65 percent said violent crime in America is getting “worse."
22 percent said is “staying about the same."
10 percent said “better."