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FBI's 2020 Crime Stats Show Massive Rise in Murder Rate in Defund the Police Cities

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The FBI has released its 2020 crime statistics and the murder rate has soared, but unsurprisingly it has happened mostly in cities that have joined the defund the police movement.

According to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report, the murder rate has increased nearly 30 percent.

Per PJ Media:

The previous largest one-year change was a 12.7 percent increase back in 1968. The national rate of murders per 100,000, however, still remains about one-third below the rate in the early 1990s.

The FBI data show around 21,500 total murders last year, which is 5,000 more murders than in 2019. More than three-fourths of reported murders in 2020 were committed with a firearm, the highest rate ever reported.

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Murder rose by 35 percent in cities with populations over 250,000, and also jumped more than 40 percent in cities with 100,000 to 250,000 residents. Even towns with under 25,000 people saw a roughly 25 percent increase in homicides.

Liberals have started claiming that the murder rate can be blamed on COVID. But Dan Bongino recently noted on Fox News’The Five that all the worst cities are run by Democrats.

The most recent numbers show that the top ten most dangerous cities are run by Democrats. Well, nine are officially run by leftist Democrats while the tenth is run by a so-called independent… who stopped identifying as a Democrat to run as an independent.

“One example, Philadelphia, now leads the country in murder rate-per-capita among large cities – with more than 300 people killed on its streets in 2021 through July,” Fox reported. “The birthplace of the United States has not had a Republican mayor since Bernard Samuel in 1952, while the late former Mayor Frank Rizzo – who left office in 1980, did become a Republican in his later years.”

Other shocking stats in the crime report include:

  • An estimated 1,277,696 violent crimes committed in 2020.
  • The estimated number of robberies fell nearly 10 percent, and the estimated rape offenses decreased 12 percent. However, the estimated number of aggravated assault offenses rose 12 percent.
  • There were an estimated 6,452,038 property crimes. Burglaries dropped 7.4 percent, larceny-thefts decreased 10.6 percent, while motor vehicle thefts rose nearly 12 percent.

COVID schmovid. The problem is liberals.

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Warner Todd Huston has been writing editorials and news since 2001 but started his writing career penning articles about U.S. history back in the early 1990s. Huston has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and several local Chicago News programs to discuss the issues of the day. Additionally, he is a regular guest on radio programs from coast to coast. Huston has also been a Breitbart News contributor since 2009. Warner works out of the Chicago area, a place he calls a "target rich environment" for political news.