The murder wave that followed the reopening of the prison is set to be a hot topic. In 2021, murders are on the rise and the summer high season for homicide is only beginning.
This new social crisis is already becoming political
- President Joe Biden and Attorney-General Merrick Garland announced Wednesday new measures to address this rising crime wave.
- Eric Adams, Brooklyn Borough President, is leading the pack for New York mayoral primary candidates. This is as the counting enters the ranked-choice phase. He ran a law-and-order campaign that was far removed from the “defund police” chants, which were echoed by liberals on Twitter last.
- Republicans will likely carry the perception that the nation’s cities are being overrun by crime to the 2022 midterm elections.
- As Biden, Democrats, and Republicans focus on guns which are involved with most murders as the root problem, Republicans blame liberal mayors, governors, and lax attitudes towards policing. Biden stated Wednesday that he will ensure you don’t sell death and destruction on our streets. It is an outrage. It must end, and we will stop it!”
Violent crime is on the rise. The murder and violent crime rates have increased in the United States compared to recent decades. Crime, however, is generally down. Although the FBI is expected to release final 2020 data in the fall of this year, it will not be able to do so. It has changed how it collects data about violent crime will be difficult to compare years over years. Already rising from a low level of 4.4 murders per 100 000 people in 2014 to an increase during and after the pandemic, murder rates have increased.
In 2019, the national murder rate is around five per 100,000 people. This is almost half of its 1980 record high, which was more than 10 Americans murdered for every 100,000. According to Johns Hopkins University data, Covid has killed more than 183 Americans for every 100,000 people.
In many areas, murders increased dramatically between 2020 and now. Cities that keep their own data have seen sharp increases.
According to City data, New York City saw a 97% rise in murders, with 777 deaths in 2019 and 1,531 in 2020. The year has started even worse. According to the NYPD, there have been 191 murders in New York as of June 13, This is a 13.5% increase in 2020.
However, it is still much lower than in New York’s ’90s. Although these numbers are shocking, they are still well below the more than 2,000 murders New York experienced in the 1990s. Other types of violent crime have also been reduced.
The rise is everywhere. This is not a problem that only US cities are experiencing an increase in murders.
Jeff Asher, a Louisiana-based data analyst at AH Datalytics, said that “this is an American problem.” He has observed a rise in murder rates in 72 cities.
He said that New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles tend for us to see murder rates changing because of their large population and easy access to data.
“But, as a tool to understand why trends are occurring, they’re limited in use because in this instance, it was kind of historical and it was everywhere.”
Here’s an example. For example, in South Carolina, where there is a smaller population than New York City’s, the murder rate was up 25% from 2020 to 571.
According to FBI data, South Carolina had the fifth-highest murder rate of any state in 2019. There were 11 victims per 100,000.
The South had the highest homicide rate, with most states being in the South. However, New Mexico, Alaska, and Maryland had murder rates exceeding 10 per 100,000.
Which region has the highest number of murders? The South.FBI reviews of homicide data show that the South has more murders than any other region. It had more than 48% murders in 2019 despite having slightly less than 40% of the nation. According to the Census Bureau.
However, the nation’s most dangerous city is not in its South. It was St. Louis in the Midwest in 2019, although here’s a New York Times analysis on the crime rate there. This is because other cities have more suburban areas.
These numbers are very antiseptic. Every murder is a tragedy. Chicago is not the capital of murder in the United States. However, Chicago has seen more than 50 shootings this year and 10 deaths from gun violence. According to the Sun-Times.