Wednesday, July 29, 2020
What Explains Why Homicides Are Increasing Significantly Across the Country Since Late May? – Reason.com
A new report released yesterday, by Richard Rosenfeld and Ernesto Lopez for the Council on Criminal Justice (CCJ), contains disturbing quantification of what has been reported anecdotally by media: Homicides have increased significantly in many cities across the country since late May. And the pattern across other crime categories documented in the report suggests that a "Minneapolis effect"—a reduction in policing similar to the "Ferguson effect"—may well be the cause for the recent spike in homicides.