Police Violence and COVID Spurred 30% Spike in U.S. Homicides in 2020

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Anew study concludes that unrest caused by police violence and the coronavirus pandemic attributed to a significant increase in the number of homicides in the U.S. last year.

The National Commission on COVID-19 and Criminal Justice (NCCCJ) released the report on Monday, which found that homicide rates across the nation were 30 percent higher from 2019 to 2020.

Written in coordination with Arnold Ventures, the Commission reviewed monthly crime rates for 10 kinds of violent, property and drug offenses in 34 U.S. cities. The study’s authors reviewed a non-random sample…


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