Murder Cases Rise Outside Chicago
The FBI came out with annual crime statistics. Looking at last year, most crimes dropped, but murders were up. We talked about the numbers and what they could mean here with one of Illinois’ leading criminologists.
David Olson, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology, Loyola University Chicago | Co-Director, Center for Criminal Justice Research, Policy and Practice
The number of murders in the U.S. jumped nearly 30% in 2020 in the largest single-year increase ever recorded in the country, new FBI statistics show. Much of the violence was driven by firearms.https://t.co/SDpuIof14v— NPR (@NPR) September 27, 2021
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