Homicide Rates Are Soaring In Cities Despite Lockdowns – Why? Who are being murdered?

by ElleMira

Homicides are rising significantly in liberal cities:

“Nearly three-fourths of the top 50 largest cities in the United States have experienced a double-digit rise in homicides so far this year” (Washington Examiner)

Thirty-six of 50 largest cities experience double-digit rise in homicides in 2020
August 3rd, 2020


An analysis by the Wall Street Journal, which was published on Sunday, showed that homicides, shootings, and gun violence in the 50 largest cities rose in 2020, with murders, in particular increasing by 24% so far this year, to 3,612. Thirty-six of the 50 cities have experienced at least a 10% rise in homicides…

Chicago, the city with the most number of homicides, is averaging one about every eight nights. The total number of murders in the city in July climbed 139% compared to the same month in 2019. There were 105 homicides in July compared to 44 in the previous year, and the city is up 51% from the same point last year….
www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/thirty-six-of-50-largest-cities-experience-double-digit-rise-in-homicides-in-2020

Most of these cities are run by Democrat Mayors, as reported here on Breitbart:

Here are the top 14 cities with the biggest increase in homicides this year, along with the incumbent mayor’s party identification:

1. Austin – Democrat
2. Chicago – Democrat mayors for 79 years
3. Fort Worth – Republican
4. San Antonio – Self-identified “progressive” 5. Independent after two decades of Democrat rule.
5. Phoenix – Democrat
6. Philadelphia – 68 years of Democrats
7. Houston – 38 years of Democrats
8. New York – Democrat
9. Columbus – Two decades of Democrat rule
10. Jacksonville – Republican
11. Los Angeles – Democrat for two decades
12. San Diego – Republican
13. Charlotte – Democrat
14. Dallas – Democrat
www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/08/03/nolte-school-and-church-closings-anti-police-movement-blow-up-u-s-homicide-rate/

Austin TX, a very liberal city with a strong Antifa and BLM presence – they are experiencing a significant increase in homicides:

Austin homicide rate amid COVID-19 pandemic among the nation’s highest, report says
Austin saw nine more murders through June 2020 than at the same point in 2019 – a 64% increase.
August 3, 2020

According to Austin Police Department Chief Brian Manley’s June monthly report, the area saw a 64.29% increase in homicides compared to the same point last year. It shows that there were 14 murders by the end of June 2019 and 23 murders by the end of June 2020.

www.kvue.com/article/news/crime/austin-homicide-rate-increasing-during-coronavirus-pandemic/269-d68b9c51-3cd4-4cfa-af12-5eea963b3d59

This articles data comes from Austin Police Department via WSJ but data was pulled on June 30 so doesn’t include July/Aug – so it’s probably higher:

www.wsj.com/articles/homicide-spike-cities-chicago-newyork-detroit-us-crime-police-lockdown-coronavirus-protests-11596395181