Secondo a report by the CCJ issued in July
, the number of homicides during the first half of
2021 increased by
16% rispetto allo stesso periodo dello scorso anno. The number of homicides in
2020 rispetto a 2019 rose by
25%, according to an FBI preliminary report
, the largest jump since the FBI started releasing annual homicide figures in the 1960s
Aggravated assaults — assaults committed with a deadly weapon or threatened serious injury — nel 17 cities with available data peaked during the summer of 2020 “at levels that surpassed those of the previous peak” before decreasing for the remainder of the year and rising again in the first half of 2021, dice il rapporto. The number of aggravated assaults in the first three quarters of 2021 era 3% higher than the same period last year, con 1,515 more aggravated assaults, dice il rapporto.
Gun assaults in 13 cities with available data peaked during the summer of 2020 and peaked again in the spring and summer of this year. C'erano 109 more gun assaults in the first three quarters of 2021 than during the same time frame last year, dice il rapporto.
“Even at a slower rate of increase, the elevated rates of homicide and serious assaults require an urgent response from government and community leaders,” the report concluded. “Evidence-based strategies are available to address the increase in the short and medium term. As the pandemic subsides, cities should redouble efforts to deploy hot-spot strategies that focus on those areas where the violence is concentrated.”
Il 22 cities that were studied in the report are St. Pietroburgo, Florida; Austin, Texas; Norfolk, Virginia; Louisville, Kentucky; Pittsburgh; Gli angeli; Raleigh, Carolina del Nord; Nashville; Buffalo, New York; Atlanta; Washington, D.C.; Filadelfia; Detroit; Chicago; Denver; Baltimora; Memphis, Tennessee; Milwaukee; Fenice; Seattle; Omaha, Nebraska; and Chandler, Arizona.
, including those by street outreach workers and other non-police actors
, should work alongside long-term reforms to increase accountability for police misconduct and to redirect certain police roles to other agencies
, dice il rapporto.
“Abandoning long-needed police reform is not a viable policy option,” afferma il rapporto. “Piuttosto, change is essential to improve the relationship between police and communities and achieve durable reductions in urban violence.”