Violent crime soars in 2022; blame pinned on too few cops, lax prosecutors, more brutal society

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(Worthy News) – Homicide rates dipped in 2022, but violent crimes such as rape, robbery and assault remained dramatically higher than before the COVID-19 pandemic, The Washington Times found in a review of data from police departments across the country.

Through the final week of December, violent crime in Chicago soared 41% from the same period a year earlier, though homicides declined 14%. In New York City, overall violent crime increased by 23% from 2021 but homicides dropped by 13%. Violent crime in Los Angeles jumped 8% while homicides dropped by roughly 6%.

Studies by police and law enforcement organizations reached similar conclusions. [ Source: Washington Times (Read More…) ]

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