Despite less activity outside with the closing of businesses and schools, 2020 saw a dramatic increase in homicides.
Between January and October, there was a 29% increase in homicides compared to the same timeframe in 2019, according to a November report from the National Commission on Covid-19 and Criminal Justice. As of December 27, some of America’s largest cities saw dramatic increases as well, including Chicago (55%), New York (41%) and Los Angeles (30%).
Author(s): Amir Vera
Publication Date: 1 January 2021
Publication Site: CNN