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WSJ: Murder rate "plummeting" in U.S. cities

Posted on AllSides April 15th, 2024
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The murder rate in large U.S. cities is dropping sharply, reports the Wall Street Journal, after spiking with the Covid pandemic. Dallas, Baltimore, Phoenix, Detroit, Las Vegas and Washington, DC posted 20% drops, typical of a trend with some big outliers. Boston has suffered only two homicides so far this year, an 82% drop. Philadelphia saw a 35% drop in killings as of April 12 compared with the same period last year, police data show. In New York City, homicides fell 15% through April 7. Homicides in Columbus, Ohio, plunged...

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