(CNN)As the body counts rise, American cities remain ground zero for a deadly new reality. And those charged with keeping communities safe and helping flatten the curve of death are under fire and losing confidence from those they are sworn to protect. This isn’t coronavirus but a plague of violence in many American cities as murders and assaults spike during the global pandemic. Crime is surging in US cities. Some say defunding the police will actually make it fall From May to June 2020, homicides in 20 major US cities increased by 37%, led by Chicago, Philadelphia and Milwaukee, according to new data from the nonpartisan Council on Criminal Justice (CCJ) think tank. Aggravated assaults jumped by 35% over the same period of time, while other types of crime were down. The CCJ’s data comes as Gallup released new public opinion polling data indicating confidence in law enforcement has fallen to the lowest level in 27 years, with just 48% of respondents indicating a positive view of those who wear the badge. Read More Both academic researchers and policing experts say identifying a specific reason for the sudden spike in violent crime remains elusive. It could be the result of… Read full this story
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