The world is losing police and gaining more of the criminal element as the rise in crime makes it evident.
Last year, Major Cities saw an alarming increase in homicides which often left communities in lockdown — reeling as officials searched for answers. That was evident at lots of news conferences as police officials and mayors in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York City rolled out dire news.
At the end of 2020, Chicago police reported more than 750 murders, a jump of more than 50% compared with 2019. By mid-December, Los Angeles saw a 30% increase over the previous year with 322 homicides. There were 437 homicides in New York City by Dec. 20, nearly 40% more than the previous year.
While the rise in crime hasn't been scientifically attributed to the (defund the police) movement, Many are suggesting that is the reason. Mainly because, since the movement garnished national attention, Many cops are up and leaving the force for better opportunities in other jurisdictions. Some police are retiring early or just simply "Quitting".
New Orleans-based data consultant Jeff Asher studied crime rates in more than 50 cities and says the crime spikes aren't just happening in big cities. With the numbers of homicides spiking in many places, Asher expects the final statistics for 2020 to tell a startlingly grim story. Citing this could be the largest on record Murder increase by year caparison. A grim reality that America has to face now along with a global pandemic.