The murder rate in nearly two dozen cities across the country saw a 50-percent jump during the coronavirus-ravaged summer compared to the pre-pandemic months in 2019, a new study shows.
The updated analysis, conducted by the nonpartisan think tank Council on Criminal Justice, added the recent summer months through August and looked at weekly crime numbers in 27 cities starting in January 2017.
The study found in 20 of the cities, including Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, Pittsburgh, and Nashville, saw a 53-percent surge in the murder-rate from June, July and August in 2020 compared to last year.
It was unclear how the cities were chosen for study.
The summertime also saw a 14-percent increase in aggravated assaults in most of the cities as well as an 11-percent uptick in car thefts, according to the report.
New York City was not included in the study, but Gotham has seen a similar trend in homicides, reporting a nearly 40-percent increase Monday.
But most other crimes looked at in the study, including drug offenses, domestic incidents, larcenies, home burglaries, dipped as people were locked inside as the pandemic swept over the United States.
Business break-ins spiked in the first week of June have since dropped off.
Burglaries and car thefts in New York have been up this year with a 42 percent and 62 percent increase, respectively, NYPD data shows.
“As we concluded in our previous report, city leaders continue to face policy challenges posed by the recent rise in violent crime,” wrote the report’s authors, Richard Rosenfeld and Ernesto Lopez, who cited the challenges of the policing in the pandemic.
The authors went on to say that “abandoning police reform is not a viable policy option.”
“It will not be easy to translate protest ideals into workable public policy, but doing so is essential for improving the relationship between the police and the communities they serve and achieving durable reductions in urban violence,” the report read.
New York Post
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