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Fler mord i 25 av USA:s 100 största städer. Den amerikanska friheten skördar offer.

I skuggan av USA:s bisarra vapenkultur följer en mordfrekvens som inte skulle accepteras någon stans i EU.
Trots att siffrorna har fallit under de senaste decennierna så stiger dom nu igen.

Haeyoun Park och Josh Katz skriver i New York Times:

Murder Rates Rose in a Quarter of the Nation’s 100 Largest Cities

Murder rates rose significantly in 25 of the nation’s 100 largest cities last year, according to an analysis by The New York Times of new data compiled from individual police departments.

The findings confirm a trend that was tracked recently in a study published by the National Institute of Justice. “The homicide increase in the nation’s large cities was real and nearly unprecedented,” wrote the study’s author, Richard Rosenfeld, a criminology professor at the University of Missouri-St. Louis who explored homicide data in 56 large American cities.

In the Times analysis, half of the increase came from just seven cities — Baltimore, Chicago, Cleveland, Houston, Milwaukee, Nashville and Washington.

Chicago had the most homicides — 488 in 2015 — far more than the 352 in New York City, which has three times as many people.

Vilket givetvis kommer att leda till ännu fler vapen.

Pressklipp:

DN

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