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Mon Sep 27, 2021, 07:28 PM

FBI data show surge in murders in 2020

Source: NBC News

Murders rose by nearly 30 percent in 2020, with more than 21,500 reported last year, according to the FBI's annual Uniform Crime Report.

The total was up from 16,669 in 2019, according to the FBI, one of the sharpest increases in murders in several years. The national homicide rate, 6.5 per 100,000 people, is still lower than it was during much of the 1990s.

"That's an unprecedented one-year rise," said Richard Rosenfeld, a criminology professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

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Reports of violent crime, which includes homicide, rape, aggravated assault and other crimes, also were up last year. The rate of violent crime spiked by about 5 percent, to 398.5 reported incidents per 100,000 people, according to FBI data.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/fbi-data-shows-surge-murders-2020-n1280195

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Calista241 Sep 27 OP
BlueIdaho Sep 27 #1
tenderfoot Sep 27 #2
Grokenstein Sep 27 #4
TheRealNorth Sep 27 #5
tenderfoot Sep 28 #16
IronLionZion Sep 27 #3
certainot Sep 27 #6
mopinko Sep 28 #14
ZonkerHarris Sep 27 #7
cinematicdiversions Sep 28 #8
scipan Sep 28 #17
cinematicdiversions Sep 28 #18
scipan Sep 28 #19
LiberatedUSA Sep 28 #9
mopinko Sep 28 #15
KG Sep 28 #10
ancianita Sep 28 #11
BlueWavePsych Sep 28 #12
ancianita Sep 28 #13

Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 07:53 PM

1. Let me think...

QAnon, Proud Boyz, KKK, StormfrontÖ

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 07:53 PM

2. Who was President at the time?

eom

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Response to tenderfoot (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 09:39 PM

4. According to Kayleigh "Kay-Lay McNinny" McEnany, it was Joe Biden.

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Response to tenderfoot (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 09:47 PM

5. The MSM will let the RW'rs pretend it was Biden

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Response to TheRealNorth (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 12:22 PM

16. Wasn't that the purpose for the OP?

To sow the seed

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 08:31 PM

3. People have lost their minds

completely random assaults have gone up in my neighborhood. Break-ins of businesses and cars and so on have gone up. There was a dude randomly shooting marbles with a slingshot to break apartment windows. Our building's garage door got spray painted with "Trump won" probably because of a Biden sign in someone's window.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 09:56 PM

6. republicans did it for obama - unload cheap guns in black neighborhoods and blame the crime on

democrats and brown people

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Response to certainot (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 09:37 AM

14. good point. only this time they had y'all queda all fired up and ready to go.

how convenient.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Mon Sep 27, 2021, 10:11 PM

7. Thanks Trump.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 12:35 AM

8. Of the 5,000 additional murder victims at least 1,200 were white, while at least 2,400 were black

The US has experienced its largest-ever recorded annual increase in murders, according to new statistics from the FBI, with the national murder rate rising nearly 30% in 2020 Ė the biggest jump in six decades.

Nearly 5,000 more Americans were murdered across the country last year than the year before, even as rape, robbery, and other property crimes fell, according to FBI figures.

But the single-year jump in murders, the largest since current record keeping began in 1960, has fueled debate about the broader social effects of the coronavirus pandemic. National statistics show that no other crime category surged to the same extent that murder did: the nationís overall violent crime rate increased just 5%, according to the data.

Stark racial disparities in who is most at risk of being murdered continued into 2020: Black Americans, who make up about 14% of the population, represented more than half of the 2020 victims whose race was known. But the number of murders also increased sharply across racial groups. Compared with 2019, the number of white males murdered rose 27%, while the number of Black males murdered rose 31%, according to data on the victims whose race was recorded.



Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/sep/27/us-murder-rate-increase-2020

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Response to scipan (Reply #17)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 12:53 PM

18. The numbers are from that Guardian article.

I assume one is the YoY increase in percentage and the other is the numbers of extra murders in actual numbers.

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Response to cinematicdiversions (Reply #18)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 04:08 PM

19. My bad. I couldn't figure out how only a 4%

difference translates into double the number. I see it now.

Deleted my dumb post.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 05:52 AM

9. While Trump is responsible for letting racists be open about...

Öthis isnít all Trumpers. 2020 had people locked up in their homes for long periods of time. The divorce rate went up as people realized their relationships worked when they only saw each other a few hours a day in a normal week.

Anger, resentment and rage went way up as people were in their homes, jobless and scrapping for food. The human mind and its flaws and the entire year of 2020 is a good blame on why crime and murder and divorce went up.

Though, the reason people were locked up, was because Trumpís pandemic response. But not all the ones that murdered or went into rages were Trumpers.

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Response to LiberatedUSA (Reply #9)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 09:39 AM

15. saw it w my own eyes.

i had a bunch of neighbors that were like trapped rats. i've lived here for 35 years, and never got into so much shit w my neighbors.
and i have an urban farm here. shit from neighbors is part of the package.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 08:40 AM

10. Im quite sure it has nothing to do with the mountain of guns bought buy sposed responsibles

over the last few years.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 08:52 AM

11. Another correlation: the huge increase in gun purchases. Guns are also classified as durable goods.

My theory is that gun murders reflect the 'replacement theory,' along with shooters gambling on not getting caught. Old stats show that only 1-2 murders are adjudicated, there are just too many, and so armed nazis could be playing the odds. Any pretext -- climate disaster or covid spikes -- is a good cover for racism, especially if more blacks are murdered than whites. This could be a slow roll runup to a race war.


In the longer term, though, the massive increase in gun purchases will likely translate into more gun violence: The research consistently shows that where there are more guns, there are more gun deaths.

The logic is straightforward: People all over the world, since the beginning of time, have gotten into arguments, feuds, and fights. When thereís a gun around, though, itís simply much easier for those fights to escalate into deadly violence.

This is one of the primary reasons America, which has the highest rate of civilian gun ownership in the world, has more gun deaths than any other developed nation. A 2018 study in JAMA found the USís civilian gun death rate is nearly four times that of Switzerland, five times that of Canada, 35 times that of the United Kingdom, and 53 times that of Japan. Based on the research, the high rates of civilian gun ownership are a primary cause.

The fears around coronavirus, then, stand to make Americaís gun problem even worse.



https://www.vox.com/2020/4/2/21203487/coronavirus-pandemic-guns-mass-shootings

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Response to ancianita (Reply #11)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 09:21 AM

12. Gundemic ...

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Response to BlueWavePsych (Reply #12)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 09:35 AM

13. Yep. Gundemics produce herd immunity against the new democratic majority.

They project, with the help of corporate Nazis, a culture of pathology on Democrats and all their non-white members.

They criminalize political engagement to excuse their own criminality.

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