320 murders "It's a little like Jekyll and Hyde." In 2020, Rebecca Vanderwall's death was one of 320 homicides in Maricopa County. The number of deaths increased 38.5 percent over the previous year, when there were 231 instances. According to police and criminologists around the country, the epidemic has contributed to an unprecedented increase in killings. (Coconino County, Ariz., had the second-highest homicide rate in the United States, with one murder for every $10,000 of its annual income. No other county in the nation came close.)" - Arizona Daily Star.
349 murders have been reported in the year 2020 so far. This is a decrease of more than 36% from the 552 homicides that were reported in 2019.
The latest data available on the number of murders per state comes from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Since 1960, over 30,000 people have died as a result of murder or manslaughter. Over half of these deaths have occurred since 2013.
Murder is the second leading cause of death for individuals between the ages of 10 and 34. It is also one of the top three causes of death for individuals between the ages of 5 and 9 if you exclude infants under 1 year old who usually die of natural causes.
There are several factors that can lead to violence against others, including mental illness, substance abuse, and traumatic events such as war or domestic violence. Some perpetrators suffer from no apparent psychological disorders but act out of anger, jealousy, or obsession with another person. Others may have intellectual disabilities or be under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the crime.
Studies have shown that preventing or reducing crime can reduce violence against victims too.
There were 327 killings. Last year was the first time since 2007 that there had been a decrease in the number of homicides. Detroit has seen more than 320 people killed since 2008.
The murder rate is higher than Chicago's but lower than Baltimore's.
Most of the deaths involved firearms. Other common methods used include knives, bats, and hands. There were also 19 suicides recorded during the year.
Black men made up about 79 percent of all homicide victims. White men made up about 14 percent while other races accounted for 7 percent.
Almost one third of all homicides had no clear motive. Others were related to drugs or alcohol (22 percent), followed by disputes over money (10 percent).
About half of all homicides had a known suspect. The other half were open cases.
The average age of a homicide victim was 28 years old. Men aged 15-29 made up nearly 70 percent of all homicide victims.
Of the 19 suicides, 17 were males and two females. Their ages ranged from 16 to 59 years old.
There were 27 killings. This is more than any other Canadian city except Toronto, which had 31 homicides.
The most recent homicide case to be solved by the Edmonton Police Service was that of 17-year-old Jaden Smith, who was killed in September 2018. His mother, actress and rapper Jaquira Smith, has said she believes her son was killed by a friend who had been ostracized by the family over a drug deal that went bad.
Another young man from Edmonton has been named as a suspect in several other cases across Canada. Detective Sgt. Scott Jones of the EPD's criminal investigations department says the suspects may be seeking revenge against people they believe to be responsible for their own failures in life.
Jones added that there are also some "copycat" crimes being committed by individuals who are not aware that they are being watched. He said these cases often involve younger people acting on their own without considering the consequences.
In addition to Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver also reported more homicides this year. The other cities with more homicides than Edmonton this year are Montreal (59), Ottawa (48), Winnipeg (46) and Halifax (40).
According to City Crime Stats, there have been homicides in Nashville. According to a Metro Police year-to-date review, attacks in Davidson County are up 18% over last year. Homicides are also on the upswing, with a roughly 38 percent increase. Last year at this time, there were 45 murders. As of Saturday, there were 62 in 2020. That's the highest number of murders since 2007 when there were 69.
Here are the numbers: There have been 62 homicides so far this year in Nashville. (This includes acts committed within city limits but not reported to police until after they occurred.)
That's more than every year except two since 1970. The most recent decrease in killings is probably due to better crime scene cleanup because of changes made by Mayor David Briley. His program focuses on removing officers from the street and having them work as investigators instead. This allows them to work on cases that wouldn't have attracted attention before.
The mayor has also tried to reduce violence by trying to get guns off the streets by using civil forfeiture laws. If someone is found to be in possession of a gun after it has been reported lost or stolen, that person can have their vehicle and any money found inside it taken away as punishment. This has happened several times with guns being removed from vehicles during traffic stops.
Finally, the mayor has ordered all schools to remain closed until further notice.
50 murders have been reported in the state of Arkansas this year through August 23, a per capita rate of 1 murder for every 100,000 people.
This is less than the per capita rate of 1.34 murders that was reported last year at this time. There have been over 30 murders each in 2013 and 2014, but fewer than 50 since then.
The number of murders has decreased in nearly every county except Pulaski where it remains at five killings. There were also 50 homicides reported in 2000.
In terms of percentage decrease, Johnson County has seen its murder rate drop by more than 25 percent while Cleveland County's rate has dropped by only 7 percent.
Of the 50 murders this year, about two-thirds were due to firearms. The other one-third were primarily knife attacks or other methods such as explosives.
Women make up half of all victims with women making up half of all victims. Children under 15 years old account for nearly a third of all deaths with blacks being killed at twice the rate of whites.
Despite lockdowns designed to prevent the spread of the virus, killings in Juarez are up approximately 15%, and in Mexico as a whole, they are up 1.9 percent in the first half of 2020. According to a daily tally published Wednesday by the Norte Digital news website, there have been 1,024 fatalities in Juarez this year, including 140 this month. The total number of homicides was below 2000 for the first time since 2012.
The toll from violence in Mexico has risen sharply in recent years, with more than 100,000 people killed since 2010. In response, President Trump has threatened to cut off money to Mexico if it fails to stop the flow of drugs into America. He has also proposed a 20% tax on all goods imported from Mexico as punishment for their violent culture.
However, experts say that cutting off money to Mexico would not be a good idea because of the large number of jobs lost when companies move abroad and because illegal immigration would increase if money became scarce.
There are several factors that may be leading to more violence in Mexico. The most obvious one is the drug war, which continues to take its toll on everyone involved, including civilians. But there are other issues as well, such as the practice of vigilante justice, where citizens who feel like it can kill people believed to be involved in crime without fear of prosecution.
In conclusion, violence in Mexico is at an all-time high.