(StrictlyNews.com) Tragically, it’s official. According to statistics gathered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the year 2020 recorded a record increase in the number of homicides that took place in the United States.
No wonder, so many Americans feel it’s getting more dangerous to walk the streets of their communities.
No wonder, so many Americans are buying guns and ammunition.
No wonder, so many Americans are carrying concealed handguns to protect themselves and their families.
According to just-released numbers, homicides in the United States jumped 30 percent from 2019 to 2020. That’s the largest single-year jump on record with the FBI.
What does that translate to in real numbers?
More than 21,000 murders were reported to law enforcement in 2020, according to the FBI’s annual Uniform Crime Report that was just released today.
And, according to the Gun Violence Archive, the number of homicides committed with a firearm rose by close to 4,000 between 2019 and 2020.
Finally, as if 21,000 homicides weren’t bad enough, because only 85% of law enforcement departments across the country actually share their numbers with the FBI, we know that number of murders is significantly higher than the officially tabulated 21,000.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and share your thoughts and opinions about the record jump in the number of homicides recorded in the United States. What do you believe is the reason for the significant increase in murders? Is it more dangerous in your community than before? What do you think can be done to reduce the number of murders? Do you think judges are tough enough when sentencing serious criminal offenders?