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What drove the historically large murder spike in 2020?

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  1. NaraVara
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    A pretty multi-factor source of issues, it seems, and not all of them likely to recede with the pandemic. The main factors seem to be: Pandemic fatigue and resentment leading to a big wave in the...

    A pretty multi-factor source of issues, it seems, and not all of them likely to recede with the pandemic. The main factors seem to be:

    • Pandemic fatigue and resentment leading to a big wave in the fall
    • Eroded trust in the police discouraging people from informing or reporting suspicious activity
    • Large surge in gun ownership
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  2. NoblePath
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    I don’t have convenient access to data but i would be curious about the victim-perpetrator relationship, and how that compares to prior years.

    I don’t have convenient access to data but i would be curious about the victim-perpetrator relationship, and how that compares to prior years.