March 25, 2021
Twenty twenty was an unpleasant year for so many reasons. It was a year of riots, unemployment, and the trend in overall rising mortality continued unabated.
Homicides also increased.
In fact, in preliminary homicide data, it looks like homicides increased a lot in 2020.
According to the FBI’s Preliminary Uniform Crime Report for the first half of 2020, “murder and nonnegligent manslaughter offenses increased 14.8%, and aggravated assault offenses were up 4.6%.”Continue reading The Role of Covid Lockdowns in 2020’s Homicide Surge