American Crime 

Recently released statistics show that violent crime in America increased drastically in 2020, United States Sen. Tom Cotton wrote for Breitbart on October 2. Citing material from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Senator Cotton called the situation “one of the worst crime waves in American history.” And it’s continuing into 2021.

The murder rate rose by 29 percent, from 14,538 deaths in 2019 to 17,815 deaths in 2020. That’s the biggest single-year increase the FBI has ever recorded. Deaths caused by drug overdoses meanwhile increased 30 percent. Gang-related deaths increased over 55 percent. In a September 27 press release, the FBI stated that “for the first time in four years, the estimated number of violent crimes in the nation increased when compared with the previous year’s statistics.”

Read more at 2020: The Year of American Crime

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: