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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Monday, September 27, 2021

"FBI releases yearly crime statistics report"

As reported in Jurist. The New York Times analyzes the data here. In part:

The United States experienced its biggest one-year increase on record in homicides in 2020, according to new figures released on Monday by the F.B.I., with some cities hitting record highs.

Although major crimes were down overall, there were an additional 4,901 homicides in 2020 compared with the year before, the largest leap since national records started in 1960. The significant rise has roughly coincided with the 18 months of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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