WORLD US major cities' violent crimes pass historic records: Fox News


US major cities' violent crimes pass historic records: Fox News


14:00, June 23, 2022

NEW YORK, June 22 (Xinhua) -- Six U.S. major cities have seen fast growing violent crimes this year, steadily passing previous records, Fox News reported Wednesday.

New York City has seen a 25.8-percent jump in violent crime at this point in 2022 compared to the same time in 2021, according to crime data reviewed by Fox News.

Washington D.C. has seen violent crime continue to rise, recording a 12-percent increase compared to 2021 at the halfway point of this year.

Los Angeles came in next with an 8.6-percent increase so far this year, while Philadelphia and Baltimore have recorded increases in violent crime of 7 percent and 6.1 percent respectively.

People attend a rally against racism and violence on Asian Americans in Flushing of New York, the United States, March 27, 2021. (Photo: Xinhua)

Atlanta rounded out the group of six, seeing a violent crime increase of 5.5 percent compared to this time last year.

Violent crime including homicide, rape, assault and robbery had already been on the rise since 2020, Fox News reported.

Experts have blamed a lack of policing during times of increased crime, and widespread protests led by the Black Lives Matter movement that have called for the defunding of police departments for the crime surge, according to the report.

"George Floyd's death at the hands of Minneapolis police in late May (2020) was justly condemned - but the event has now spurred an outpouring of contempt against the pillars of law and order that has no precedent in American history," the Manhattan Institute's Heather Mac Donald said during 2020's crime wave.

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