America's cities are seeing drastic rises in violent crime

17 June, 2022
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America's cities are seeing drastic rises in violent crime

Every year, violent crime tends to rise during the summer as the warmer weather allows more people to engage in public more often. But across the country, cities are seeing summer-level violence numbers well before the peak summer months.

“We have a disturbing trend that started in January and continues through today,” said Paul Pazen, the chief of police for the Denver Police Department.

According to police data, Denver has seen its violent crime rise by 10.4% since last year. In New York City, violent crime has risen 27.8% from last year, a historically bloody year in the United States. In Chicago, it is a 34% increase, in Miami-Dade County, it is a 25% increase, and even in smaller cities, like Cincinnati, which has reached a new high for murders during the first quarter of the year, violent crime is far outpacing its totals from this time last year.


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