⚰️ Murders continue to decrease in the US

⚰️ Murders continue to decrease in the US

The number of murders has decreased by over 19 percent in more than 200 cities compared to 2023. Even in 2023, the number of murders dropped significantly.

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  • The number of murders has decreased by over 19 percent in more than 200 cities compared to 2023.
  • Major cities like New York, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia have seen significant reductions.
  • Even in 2023, the number of murders dropped significantly.

Significant decrease

Data from over 200 cities in the USA shows that murders have decreased by just over 19 percent this year compared to the same period in 2023, according to Reason.

This trend is widespread, with several major cities reporting significant reductions. New York's murders have decreased by 18 percent, Washington's by 21 percent, Baltimore's by 39 percent, Philadelphia's by 40 percent, Chicago's by 9 percent, Detroit's by 28 percent, and Cleveland's by about 33 percent.

Los Angeles is an exception, with an increase of about 6 percent.

Murders back to pre-pandemic levels

If the numbers for early 2024 hold throughout the year, the murder rate will be lower than in the years before the pandemic.

"A murder decline of even half the magnitude suggested by the early 2024 data would place the US murder rate this year largely on par with or below where it was from 2015 to 2019 prior to the surge in murder in 2020," says Jeff Asher, data analyst and co-founder of AH Datalytics.

Record decrease in 2023

We previously reported that the murder rate also decreased in 2023. It saw a record drop, according to the FBI.

"This decrease is not limited to murders. Of nine categories of violent and property crimes tracked by the FBI, only motor vehicle theft has increased."

🔫 Sharp decline in U.S. murders during 2023
The United States is on track for a record reduction in murders, according to the FBI. Of the nine categories of violent and property crimes, only motor vehicle theft has increased.

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