The American Center for Disease Control and Prevention has released mortality statistics for 2020. The number of deaths in the context of the pandemic increased by 15% compared to 2019.
But not all of them died from coronavirus: for example, the number of murders in a year jumped by as much as 29%.
The age-adjusted death rate increased by 15.9% in 2020. Overall death rates were highest among non-Hispanic Black persons and non-Hispanic American Indian or Alaska Native persons. COVID-19 was the third leading cause of death, and the COVID-19 death rate was highest among start highlightnon-Hispanic American Indian or Alaska Native personsend highlight.
Back in spring 2021, the FBI statistics also showed that the US has returned 25 years in the past, to the 90s in terms of mortality to violent crime.
Now it has been confirmed by officials from the CDC that the US has not seen such a significant number of murders since at least 1997.
Against the backdrop of a wave of BLM and other riots, the death rate from violent crime has gone up by 5,500 in 2020, compared to 2019.
In 2020, the American police shot and killed 951 people during arrest, of these, only 60 were unarmed, and 244 of those killed were black. The rampant police brutality, which the liberal public never ceases to criticize, is easily covered by the scale of a new wave of street crime.
CDC statistics do not provide a breakdown by ethnicity of those killed, but among those killed, a fair share is likely to be from minorities.
It is they who first of all suffer from the war of street gangs and the bloody consequences of riots in the major metropolitan areas of America.
During the July 4th in 2021, 618 people were shot across the country of these, 230 have died. Criminals, infuriated by a sense of impunity due to the reduction in police force and the tolerance of the liberal establishment, are taking advantage of the situation.
The situation in certain cities like Chicago has become so desperate that local authorities are already asking Biden to send federal troops to help them to restore order. Under Trump, they strongly opposed such measures, but now their concept has changed.
It is not surprising that in conditions of dysfunctional law enforcement system, the population continues to rapidly arm itself. Tens of millions of people in 2020 for the first time took up arms and realized that they would not protect themselves in any other way in a force majeure situation.
Gun sales, which spiked sharply during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic, have continued to increase in the United States, with first-time buyers making up more than one-fifth of Americans who purchased guns.
A study by the General Social Survey, a public opinion poll conducted by a research center at the University of Chicago, 39% of American households own guns, up from 32% in 2016.
Separately, research data compiled by the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS), background checks that topped 1m a week in March 2020 – the highest since the government began tracking them in 1998 – and continued, with one week in April this year recording a record 1.2m checks. Background checks are seen as a reliable metric to track gun sales.
A third data study, compiled by Northeastern University and the Harvard Injury Control Research Center and seen by the New York Times, shows that 6.5% of US adults, or 17 million people, have purchased guns in the past year, up from 5.3% in 2019.
Of those, almost one-fifth who bought guns last year were first-time gun owners of whom half were women, a fifth were Black and a fifth were Hispanic, challenging the stereotype of white male gun owners building personal arsenals. In 2021, gun owners overall were 63% male, 73% were white, 10% were Black and 12% Hispanic.
“Americans are in an arms race with themselves,” South Los Angeles city council representative Marqueece Harris-Dawson told the New York Times. “There was just as much a run on guns as on toilet paper in the beginning of the pandemic.”
That appears to ring truer than ever.
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