We’ve been hearing for quite some time that COVID has led to a spike in homicides.
Turns out the data shows a different picture.
According to a study out of SJ Quinney College of Law, American cities
are witnessing significant declines in some forms of policing, which in turn is producing exponential homicide spikes.
Despite some claims that the surge in crime is due to the pandemic, crime rates are increasing only for a few specific categories—namely homicides and shootings—while property crimes and robberies mostly continue to fall. Historically there is no link between short periods of economic disruption and murder rates.
The current surge in homicide is not happening in other countries, and only present in certain parts of the United States among certain populations.Daily Veracity
It’s not COVID, it’s the radical ‘defund the police’ agenda pursued by Democrats.
They’re just using the pandemic as an excuse to avoid having to explain the simple fact that less police means more crime.
Black Lives Matter also has a key role in this.
In April of 2021, Travis Campbell, a Ph.D. student in economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, released his revised findings on the effects of Black Lives Matter protests from 2014 through 2019. While Campbell’s study found a slight decrease in the total amount of people killed by police in the cities that had large protests, he also found that homicide and other violent crimes increased. Campbell’s research indicates that the protests from 2014 through 2019 correlate with approximately a 10 percent increase in homicide, which equals approximately 6,000 additional homicides nationwide. His research does not include 2020, which for many cities, was the worse year for homicides since 1998, and the year we saw the most Black Lives Matter protests in the country.
Campbell said his data suggested that BLM protests result in ‘less police effort and less proactive policing,’ which explains both the decrease in police shootings and the overall surge in murders.
According to most economists and criminologists, the reason for the surge in homicides is indeed due to police ‘backing down’ from enforcement in the face of public backlash. Police across the nation are either retiring at record rates, or transferring out of Black majority cities due to stigma caused by the protests and riots. The cost of policing for them outweighs the benefits, especially with the push for the removal of qualified immunity.Daily Veracity
Our police are under assault by politicians working to take their funding away, and by radical left-wing activists on the streets.
One of the worst years for crime was 2020, when BLM unleashed a wave of protests across American cities after the death of George Floyd.
After looking at reported quarterly data from roughly 12,000 agencies in various cities and states, experts came to the conclusion that in 2020, the country saw more homicides since 1998.
The spike, totaling at over 20,000 recorded homicides, was the largest one-year increase in U.S. history.
“We’ve never seen an increase like that. Previously the biggest one-year increase in murder was a 12.5% increase in the 1960s,” statistician and crime analyst Jeff Asher told the Washington Examiner. “We’re really talking about unprecedented increases in murder.”Daily Veracity
Thirty four of America’s largest cities have suffered an approximately 30 percent increase in homicides in the year of 2020, according to a survey, with police in four Midwestern cities reporting increases of more than 60 percent over 2019.
The surge started almost directly after the death of George Floyd, and widespread protests and riots involving black lives matter.Daily Veracity
Liberals love following the science, quoting data, and asking people for their ‘sources’…
Will they do it this time?
I think we already know the answer to that.
All of this information is very inconvenient for them.
They’ll probably ignore it, call it racist, or label it a conspiracy theory.
That’s their three coping mechanisms when they see something they disagree with.
But now you’re informed, you can safely disregard whatever the liberal media and Democrats say about the cause of rising crime.