According to U.S. media reports, homicides in many major cities in the United States surged in 2020 due to multiple factors such as the closure of businesses and rising unemployment caused by the COVID-19 epidemic.
Among them, there was a sharp increase in homicides in Chicago in 2020.
In Chicago, United States, as of December 27, 2020, homicides in the city were up 55 percent compared to 2019.
According to police data, there were 769 fatal shootings in Chicago in 2020, an increase of 274 compared with 2019, the highest in the city since 2016. The total number of shooting victims in Chicago in 2020 was 4,033.
According to local media reports in Chicago, in December 2020 alone, 50 homicides occurred in Chicago.
The vast majority of homicides in the city are caused by gun violence.
In addition to Chicago, according to U.S. media reports, as of December 27, 2020, homicides in New York City in the United States rose 41 percent compared with the same period in 2019, and Los Angeles rose 30%.