February 3rd According to the World Daily, under the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and anti-racist demonstrations, the incidence of homicides in the United States in 2020 is higher than in 2019, and homicides have soared by 30% throughout the year.
The report of the U.S. Commission on Coronavirus and Criminal Crime and the charity Arnold Foundation, which counted crime rates in 34 cities in the United States, found that the homicide rate in 2020 increased by 30% compared with the previous year.
Experts called for immediate improvement of police-community relations and expansion of anti-violence programs.
Rosenfeld, the lead author of the study and a criminologist at the University of Missouri at St.
Louis, pointed out that many police officers have been quarantined or gone out to enforce the law for less time, and the effectiveness of crime prevention has been reduced.
In addition, courts and hospitals have also been affected and failed to effectively combat crime.
St. Louis, which is already ill-in-security, has become one of the most violent cities in the United States, with 262 homicides in 2020, the highest number since 267 in 1993.
Out of the 34 cities included in the statistics, a total of 29 cities have increased homicides.
The study found that the coronavirus pandemic has put great pressure on the physical and mental health and economy of vulnerable groups.
The murder of an African-American man Freud who was violently enforced by white police in May 2020 caused a 37% surge in homicides across the United States from June to August.
Rosenfeld also pointed out that at that time, a large number of police were stationed at the demonstration sites, “reduced the number of police officers who reduce crime in local communities”.
It will take several months for the U.S. federal government to count the national homicide-related data, but the researchers believe that 2020 may be the highest increase in homicides in U.S. history, surpassing 13% in 1968.
In addition to homicide, other types of crime have increased in 2020, with the incidence of major injuries rising by 6% and shootings rising by 8%.