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  • FBI: 2020 homicides up nearly 30%, largest 1-year jump ever

    Associated Press - 09/29/2021

    James Alan Fox, a criminologist at Northeastern University in Boston, said he considered 2020 a “unique situation” and not part of any sort of long-term trend. He attributed the dramatic uptick to a confluence of factors, including the coronavirus pandemic, conflicts over politics and race and people just generally having too much free time.

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