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Now Chicago was not alone in the violent crime rates in most major cities spiked by double-digits during the CoVID pandemic.
Shootings and murders skyrocketed in Chicago last year, after three years of declining violence in the city.— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) January 4, 2021
“We’ve never seen anything like it at all."https://t.co/wUu6JQwZSo
Shootings and murders skyrocketed in Chicago last year, after three years of declining violence in the city. But now in the era of Beetlejuice it’s time for more people to DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She looks like death.
In 2020, the city saw 774 murders, an increase of more than 50% compared to the 506 murders in 2019, according to data compiled by the Chicago Sun-Times. Ninety percent of Chicago Police Department districts reported more murders in 2020 than in 2019, and nearly a quarter of homicides occurred in just three districts on the west side of the city.
May 31 will go down as the bloodiest day in modern Chicago history, with 18 people killed in one day, according to the University of Chicago Crime Lab, which keeps records dating back to 1961. Protests and riots broke out across Chicago and the United States after George Floyd died in the custody of Minneapolis police.
“We’ve never seen anything like it at all,” Max Kapustin, a researcher at the lab, said of the crime wave. “I don’t even know how to put it into context. It’s beyond anything that we’ve ever seen before.”
Shootings in the Windy City rose in 2020, 3,237 as of Dec. 27, a steep increase compared to the 2,120 shooting incidents in 2019.
Cities across the country experienced a spike in violent crime in 2020, with homicides increasing by 41% in New York City. In Los Angeles, more than 300 homicides occurred, the highest in a decade. In July, there were 63 shootings and 15 homicides in Portland, Oregon, a number police said was the highest number of killings in a single month in 30 years.
Minneapolis, the center of the nation’s attention after the death of Floyd, saw 81 murders in 2020, compared to just 48 in 2020. The city council, which voted to dismantle the police department, was outraged by the rise in crime and demanded answers from the police chief over the rise in crime in September.