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A Nasty Pandemic Side Effect: Murder

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A Nasty Pandemic Side Effect: Murder

A Nasty Pandemic Side Effect: Murder

A new Wall Street Journal analysis reveals 36 of the United States' 50 largest cities have seen murder rates increase by double-digit percentages this year.

A new Wall Street Journal analysis shows Austin leads the way.

The Texas city and Chicago, Illinois, are the only two to record spikes of greater than 50%.

One significant contributing factor cited is that police departments have been 'destabilized' by the twin crises of the pandemic and the George Floyd protests.


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