Wednesday, February 8, 2023

SH**HOLE NEWS: Murders are Becoming Even More Concentrated in a Handful of Urban Counties, Report Shows; Bad Neighborhoods: 1% of Counties Responsible for 42% of America’s Murders

Murders are becoming even more concentrated in a handful of urban counties, report shows:
Murders in the U.S. are becoming increasingly concentrated in densely populated urban centers in just a handful of counties, according to a newly released report.
Some 73% of all murders in the U.S. took place in just 5% of counties while 52% of all counties reported no murders at all, according to a Crime Prevention Research Center study published this week and provided to Fox News Digital.
"Murders in the United States occur in very small areas, and that concentration has increased since 2014," the study stated. "The concentration in 2020 is now greater than in 2010."
The report comes as a violent crime wave that ballooned in 2020 still rages in some parts of the country.
"Murder isn’t a nationwide problem," the study found. "It’s a problem in a small set of urban areas and even in those counties murders are concentrated in small areas inside them, and any solution must reduce those murders."
Murders spiked in 2020 as COVID-19 lockdowns upended daily life and protests and riots swept the nation following the killing of George Floyd during an interaction with Minneapolis police. Murders increased by nearly 30% in 2020 compared to the prior year, marking the largest single-year increase in killings since the FBI began tracking such crimes.
The center, led by founder John Lott, divided counties into three different groups based on the amount of murders recorded: a majority of counties that experience no murder; a smaller group of counties that see low murder rates; and a "tiny set of counties where murders are very common." --->READ MORE HERE
Tyler Pasciak LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times via AP
Bad neighborhoods: 1% of counties responsible for 42% of America’s murders:
Homicide rates have spiked, but most of America has remained untouched.
Only a tiny fraction of U.S. counties account for nearly all of the country’s homicides, according to research released Tuesday that showed a striking concentration where killings take place.
The worst 31 counties — generally urban jurisdictions — have about a fifth of the country’s population but accounted for 42% of the country’s homicides in 2020, said John R. Lott Jr., president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, which conducted the study.
The worst 5% of counties accounted for 73% of homicides. That ticked up slightly from 69% in 2014 and 70% in 2016.
Meanwhile, 52% of counties recorded no homicides in 2020, and another 16% recorded only a single killing.
“Murders are a problem in a very small percentage of the counties in the United States,” Mr. Lott told The Washington Times.
Even in those higher-homicide counties, the crime is still concentrated, he said.
Mr. Lott crunched the data for Los Angeles County and found that 10% of the county’s ZIP codes accounted for 41% of the homicides. Another 10% accounted for 26% more. --->READ MORE HERE
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