Several U.S. cities finalize grim 2020 shooting statistics. | Unfortunately, "record-breaking end-of-year tallies".
Posted on January 05 2021
This is an extract from a The Trace January 5th, 2021 report:
- "In New York, at least 1,868 people were hit by gunfire last year, more than in 2019 and 2018 combined. Nearly 70 percent of last year’s shootings remain unsolved.
- Philadelphia logged 499 homicides, a 40 percent increase over 2019 and the second-highest total on record.
- St. Louis’s 2020 homicide rate of 87 killings per 100,000 residents was the highest in 50 years.
- Kansas City, Missouri, recorded 180 homicide victims in 2020, the highest single-year total in its history.
- Cincinnati logged 92 homicides, its deadliest year on record.
- Cleveland’s homicide rate of 48.6 homicides per 100,000 residents was the highest in its history. Mariama Jalloh, a teacher at a local church, told The New York Times that she and her children run to the basement whenever gunfire erupts, which is several times a week. She said she performed similar drills when she was growing up in Sierra Leone during a civil war."