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DOJ Study Finds “Real And Nearly Unprecedented” Spike In Homicides Around U.S.

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Sep 11, 2016 8:25 PM

We have frequently written about rising violent crime around the U.S. with an emphasis on the soaring homicides in Chicago which are up nearly 50% YoY (see recent posts here and here).  Now it seems as though others in the mainstream media are starting to take notice.

The New York Times recently compiled data from around the country and found there were nearly 6,700 homicides reported in the 100 largest cities in 2015, a YoY increase of 950 or roughly 17%, with nearly half of the rise — 480 of the 950 — coming from seven cities.  Their study is tied to a June 2016 report published by the National Institute of Justice in which Richard Rosenfeld, a criminology professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, declared that“the [2015] homicide increase in the nation’s large cities was real and nearly unprecedented.”

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