2021 Homicide Rates Being Shattered Already in 5 Cities
In 2022 we've faced a sense of normalcy after a rough two years. Apparently, not everyone emerged from COVID normal. Los Angeles, Washington DC, Baltimore, Milwaukee, and Atlanta have already surpassed their homicide totals from last year just six months into 2022. It's a safe bet to say that other U.S. will be joining them.
Milwaukee has been the city with the largest spike, recording 96 homicides as of June 17 — a 25% increase compared to its 77 figure recorded this time last year.
In Washington DC, there have already been 93 homicides compared to the 82 in its first six months of 2021, or a 13% jump.
Atlanta’s rate has increased more than 13% compared to last year, too, with 68 homicides across the city as of June 11 compared to 60 for the same period in 2021.
Meanwhile, Baltimore has experienced a nearly 8% increase, or a jump from 142 incidents for the period last year to 153 so far in 2022. And Los Angeles has had a 7% spike, with 151 incidents in the same time frame last year and 162 homicides so far in 2022.