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January 1, Beware: Violent Crimes Up 44% in THESE U.S. Cities



A new study found that murders in 22 U.S. cities increased 44% from 2019 to 2021.

“The number of 2021 homicides in the cities studied was 5% greater than in 2020 – representing 218 additional murders in those cities – and 44% greater than in 2019, representing 1,298 additional lives lost,” wrote the Council on Criminal Justice (CCJ), a nonpartisan criminal justice policy organization.

The CCJ’s study indicates a continued upward trend in violent crime, starting at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.

The CCJ selected the 22 cities because their police departments provided “weekly updates for the period between January 2018 and December 2021.” The cities studied are:

  • Chandler, Arizona
  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Denver, Colorado
  • St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Louisville, Kentucky
  • Baltimore, Maryland
  • Detroit, Michigan
  • Omaha, Nebraska
  • Buffalo, New York
  • Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Memphis, Tennessee
  • Nashville, Tennessee
  • Austin, Texas
  • Norfolk, Virginia
  • Seattle, Washington
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Washington, D.C.

“While it is encouraging to see a slowdown in the recent homicide increase, the bloodshed continues, and at least 10 U.S. cities lost historic numbers of residents to murder last year,” CCJ senior fellow Thomas Abt said in a statement.

“This is not acceptable. We know there are multiple strategies with a track record of success in reducing violence. We need to break through our divisive politics and put these evidence-backed solutions in place now.”

Of the cities the CCJ studied, 16 reported an increase in homicides last year. St. Petersburg experienced a 108% spike.

“The elevated rates of homicide and serious assaults require an urgent response from elected leaders,” said Richard Rosenfeld, University of Missouri-St. Louis professor emeritus Richard Rosenfeld, the study’s co-author.

“A year ago, we concluded our 2020 crime report by noting that with so many lives at stake, the time to act is now. That message is as vital today as it was then.”


Murders rose 5% in 2021 compared to 2020; 44% compared to 2019: study



  1. Ingrid Forsberg

    January 31, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    Murder is a cancer quickly spreading, literally killing America……………. This must change. These murders must be stopped. If they continue they will increase more and more and America will be brought down because of them.

    • Rotondaron

      February 2, 2022 at 8:03 am

      Answer me this: What is the Ethnic mix…in these high-crime areas? :O}}}

      What is the “politics”…in these “High-Crime areas”? { We all ‘Know”, the answers eh?} :O}}}

      How many attacks on Police officers are there in these areas? { What?…”Too many”?} :O}}} Who is going to do anything about it?….{ Crazy pedophile Joe ?….Nasty Pelosi ? FBI? { Do not hold your breath!}


        February 2, 2022 at 11:37 pm

        I agree with you very much we all know it’s democrats it’s the reason and George Soros putting his district attorneys and court george and Taylor yeah burnt until we arrest all these corrupt democrats criyeah democrats crime is going to spike everywhere another 50%

  2. PattyAnn

    January 31, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    I believe the only way to deter these criminals is to bring back the electric chair, gas chamber or hanging. It is a national disgrace as to what is going on in our country. These low life scum have it to good here in America. I just can’t understand why these criminals want to kill someone or rob a store or car jack someone, ETC. Why can’t we all live in peace? I can bet my bottom dollar these thugs never went to church or were raised in a God fearing family..what a terrible shame on their parents!!!

    • Johnny Boy

      February 2, 2022 at 5:16 pm

      As soon as the “cruel and unusual” crap can be discarded and some pain added to sentencing, fear will make the thugs reform in a big way. Indonesia slaps them with bamboo poles for a lasting impression making it near impossible to sit. A few weeks at a time with this form of attitude adjustment works very well. The death sentence of choice would be impalement for the truly proven evil such as crimes against children.

    • Diego

      February 2, 2022 at 6:57 pm

      Did you ever think maybe it is hereditary, it’s in their genes.

    • Russell Studstill

      February 3, 2022 at 3:13 am

      Patty I’m with you on capital punishment but I like Guillotine.

  3. Rodney

    February 1, 2022 at 7:19 am

    They have taken our right to defend yourself without having to go through a trial To prove some SCUM BAG with an arrest record long as your arm, that you are not the CRIMINAL. And some COMMUNIST States just because you own a gun you are a Criminal. Because where I live it is open Carry and you bet I do. People better get use to it. I will be Damned if I am not going to have a way to defend myself. Because the Police have their hands Tied. And the Criminals know it. They have all the rights and, as long as you are voting Democrat, are BLM, ANTIFA or just one of the oppressed they will drop any and all charges. So what do you expect?

  4. Lisa

    February 1, 2022 at 7:39 am

    INFUCKINGSANE!!! these soros da’s need to be FIRED!!! and I hope the republicans will do just that when they take over

    • Shawn

      February 1, 2022 at 2:15 pm

      Spot on Lisa. Red wave coming in 2022.

  5. Ral

    February 1, 2022 at 8:09 am

    Terrorist Democrats are the problem

  6. Daniel Rhoads

    February 1, 2022 at 8:52 am

    CHEATER Joe Biden and the CHEATER Criminal Democrat Party Mob leadership have “created a national criminal political party crime empire all across our America and DOJ AG Garland is giving them all a get out jail free cards to cover up their crimes and not one of them had their asses thrown in jail right up to today’!!! If we did the same crimes, you bet your ass we would be in jail!!! That is why we all as the American voters, must unite and “dump the whole CHEATER Criminal Democrat party Mob leadership all across our America in both the 2022 and 2024 elections and bring JUSTICE AND LAW AND ORDER BACK INTO OUR AMERICAN GOVERNMENT BY DOING SO”!!! American voters “common sense at work again”!!!!!!!!!!!!


      February 1, 2022 at 8:56 am

      Democrats are Democrats, Über Alles.
      Hate, Controlling, Inappropriate sexual relationship, Deceiving, Taxing the voters, Obfuscating, attacking women, Jews, Muslims, Asian-Americans and African Americans, voting fraud, Prevaricators, Racism, Lying, Homophobia, Nepotism, Ignorance, Bribery, Hypocrisy, Antisemitism, misleading, Plagiarism, Perjurers, Communists agents, all Democrat résumé enhancements.


    February 1, 2022 at 8:55 am

    C’mon man! Ease up This is all part of the Bidenreich population agenda. You cannot expect Planned Parenthood to carry all the weight.

  8. LARRY

    February 1, 2022 at 1:14 pm

    The woke, the liberals, and die hard indoctrinated democrates that have blinders on and have no vision for leadership or self thinking skills think that guns cause death. They blame police for excessive force when making arrests with warrants. Its pure stupidity.
    It’s the criminals that bare the responsibility for causing bad outcomes for committing crimes and then risisting arrests when confronted.
    No criminal obeys gun laws or is going to buy insurance because he possesses a stolen firearm.
    Any politician that believes they would does not have the thinking capability to hold a a position in a public office and should be immediatly removed. They promote civil unrest because of warped conclusions because of inadequate thinking ability.
    And the voters who keep putting such inadiqate people in office are in the same position of not having vision as to what inadiqate people in government will implement that actually has a negative impact on this country and the citizens within.
    Just a little research will reveal who is qualified with knowledge in genuine actual productive thinking.

    Wording to incite emotions is a play of the SOCIALISTS.
    Like, if they followed through with those killed with knives , it would be called
    “KNIFE VIOLENCE” or with hammers,
    Trying to pass laws by emotions is socialistic,
    not democratically, with logical thinking in what is best for the country.
    Power should not be the goal of a politician,
    only the good of the people should be the priority.
    And most Democrats are now power hungry SOCIALISTS

    • AL

      February 3, 2022 at 2:55 am

      That pretty well sums it up.
      Democrat run major cites have decades of enabling and coddling criminals. Democrat mayors and city officials are scoff laws, proudly announcing they will not enforce laws they do not like. For decades, they have refused to deal with gang and thug culture and ignore the impact of “don’t be a snitch” killings of witnesses and victims.
      They have proudly marched arm in arm with BLM rioters, declaring allegiance to their actions and goals.  Now, New York and other cities are in the throes of low bail / no bail.
      After decades of being soft on crime and not dealing with it, Liberals and Dems are watching the violence and destruction destroy their cities,
      Now, they act like helpless victims, as though it is all some terrible random hailstorm. Gee, how did it ever come to this?

  9. Mary-Jo

    February 2, 2022 at 12:19 am

    If we just went back to a LAW & ORDER Country it would come to a halt !! Right now we have Cops being hunted down & the Perps being set free as soon as they are arrested!! It used to be if you killed a cop you either got the Death Penalty or LIFE in Prison !! Put that Bail HIGH enough to keep them in jail for trial! Get rid of the whiney Judges & replace them with LAW & ORDER JUDGES !! Put all of Soros’ DAs IN PRISON for being commies !! BLM & ANTIFA should all be in Prison or GITMO !! I Prefer GITMO ~ while they build the scaffoling to be hung on!!

  10. Rotondaron

    February 2, 2022 at 8:08 am

    Demoncrats, appeal to the low IQ, uneducated citizens of America, &, in turn….these low IQ, political idiots, just keep sending the same people back, to serve, & violate laws! *Maxine Waters, Nasty *Pelosi, *Schumer, *Schif-face, *Toad Nadler, **Obama, **Clinton, **Waters, **Swalwell, **Sheila Jackson Lee, Durbin, Whitmer, ….These, & many more are complicit in the criminalization of America! { it gets them ‘re-elected”, over, & over, & over again! { Smarten up America….get rid of these scourge politicians!}

  11. Mark

    February 2, 2022 at 2:22 pm

    The Biden family wants America destroyed – Why ? Biden can’t walk and chew gum. He has severe dementia. All he cares about is getting ice cream. Psaki, Pelosi, and Schumer want America destroyed – Why ?

    • Varmint

      February 3, 2022 at 2:46 pm


  12. Merky

    February 2, 2022 at 7:33 pm

    You think it might have something to do with the weak DA’s and the crooks being released, almost as soon as they are arrested. It may also have to do with the illegals coming into our country, and Biden sending them wherever he thinks they should be. If you notice and follow any of this, I believe they are being flown into Red States. If you put everything that is going on, you could possibly be looking at a cope.

  13. Skillet56

    February 2, 2022 at 9:58 pm

    And what do most of these cities have in common? They are run by democrats. Time to wake up people. And don’t even think about moving to some red state and messing up the good things that are going on there.


    February 2, 2022 at 11:45 pm

    I think we should deport anyone who has voted for a Democrat in the last 15 years to be deported and crime would drop probably 99.8%

  15. Sue Jackson

    February 3, 2022 at 5:41 am

    When Killers Kill in America there is NO Reaction by Citizen’s, NO Demand for Capital Punishment & NO Outrage WHEN THE MURDERER’S WALK AWAY FREE. This will continue UNTIL WE FORCE THE CHANGE IN THE COURTS RESPONSE TO VIOLENT CRIME.

  16. Bob M

    February 3, 2022 at 3:22 pm

    A statistical analysis of the demographics of criminal violence in America reveals perpetrators are disproportionately urban, ethnic, gang and drug-related. And illegally armed.

  17. Truth_Seeker!

    February 3, 2022 at 11:46 pm

    What do ALL these cities have in COMMON as a denominator! HMmmm, let’s all study this very carefully….hmmm….
    Have we, those of us with actual intelligence and common sense figured it out yet?!
    They are ALL LIBERAL blue dominated cities! DING DING DING! You win the prize!

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