Why Have Murder Rates Absolutely Skyrocketed All Over America In 2020? by Michael Snyder

You condone riots and defund police and crime, particularly violent crime, skyrockets. Who knew? From Michael Snyder at theeconomiccollapseblog.com:

We have seen spikes in certain major cities before, but there has never been a year quite like this.  In 2020, murder rates have been soaring dramatically from coast to coast, and many are deeply concerned about what our big metropolitan areas will look like if this trend continues into 2021 and beyond.  The civil unrest that erupted in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd certainly contributed to the rising numbers, but authorities have been shocked that murder rates have remained so elevated all year long.  Americans are killing Americans in record numbers, and nobody seems to have a solution to this growing national crisis.

Let’s take a look at some of the hard numbers.  In New York City, the number of murders has risen 41 percent compared to 2019…

The city – heralded as the safest big city in America in recent years – has recorded 447 killings this year as of Tuesday, a 41 percent increase over last year and the largest number since 2011.

The number of people shot has more than doubled last year´s total, nearing a 14-year high.

At one time NYC was considered to be one of the safest cities in America, but those days are long gone.

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13 responses to “Why Have Murder Rates Absolutely Skyrocketed All Over America In 2020? by Michael Snyder

  1. “many are deeply concerned about what our big metropolitan areas will look like if this trend continues into 2021”

    Sorry but I am positively counting on it. Once centers of productive economic activity, large urban areas outlived their purpose decades ago and are kept viable only through massive government subsidy in the forms of higher education loans, inflated government salaries, outrageous government contracts, and financialization fueled by central bank thin-air dollars. EVERYONE KNOWS THIS.

    I will not mourn their demise. They are host to 99% of the communist sentiment in this country. The major problem we face is not letting them out.

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  2. In a couple of words? U.S. gun culture.

    And of course, the extremely anachronistic second amendment.

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    • Peter

      I don’t like you much, but I hope you never know the horrors that have been visited on tens of millions of people by governments after they relieved their populations of their firearms. I notice Australia’s Covid-19 response seems to have set the global record for draconian stringency. Easy to do when the government doesn’t have to worry about anyone opening fire. Again, I hope for your sake that’s not a preview of coming attractions. As for the US, we gun nuts know that without the Second Amendment and lots of firearms to back it up, none of the other Amendments or rights specified elsewhere in the Constitution mean a damn thing.

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  3. Firstly Robert, that’s not very kind.

    I don’t dislike you.
    I totally disagree with your ignorant, dog whistling far right politics, but I don’t dislike you… I pity you in fact.
    If you were to come to Melbourne, i would take you to the MCG and let you witness a real game of football… AFL Style.
    Secondly, like yourself and your fellow commentators on your website / blog, you go off on irrelevant tangents.

    Yes, governments bad. But let’s stick to the topic here…
    Before I do, I’m quite happy with what our government has done, in regards to the coronavirus.
    Yes, some mistakes have been made, but by and large, they have acted responsibly.
    That cannot be said for your crazy sociopathic president, and the haters in the Republican party.

    Lastly, we don’t have extreme gun violence in Australia anymore, since we got rid of all our dangerous semi-automatic weapons.
    Clearly, it’s something that your country could learn from.

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  4. Enjoy my servitude?

    You really are shrill and bombastic Robert, and to describe your outlook as hysterical would be an understatement.

    Football, more tolerable?

    We don’t have dangerous guns in our society in Australia Robert… and because of that, and unlike in America, we have a much more peaceful culture & society.
    You can’t accept that, so you produce a silly and trite reply to that fact.

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  5. “I don’t like you much, but I hope you never know the horrors that have been visited on tens of millions of people by governments after they relieved their populations of their firearms.”

    Robert, I read that again, and I can only repeat, hysterical and completely inaccurate, to say the least.
    Where are your examples?

    Where is your evidence, that the United States government has such a plan?
    There is no precedent.

    Tens of millions?? Pfft.

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    • Banning firearms: Nazi Germany, The Soviet Union, and Communist China. For death counts (>than 100,000,000 for those 3 governments combined): Death by Government: Genocide and Mass Murder Since 1900, by R.J. Rummel. There is no precedent? We Americans are pretty damn good at mass murder and genocide (we’re the only country to ever drop nuclear weapons on population centers), perhaps that’s why we like our guns and weapons so much. Most of our history we’ve been at war with somebody, including our own Native Americans for much of the 1800s. You’re going to tell me there’s nobody in the US government right now who wouldn’t engage in mass murder if they deemed it expedient and had the opportunity, or that they’d have any compunction about doing so to fellow Americans? Who’s being naive, Kay? (From The Godfather, see my book Everything I Know About Business I Learned From The Godfather, available in Kindle and paperback on Amazon Australia.) You have a lot more trust in the American government than most Americans. As for me, lock and load.

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  6. You are so predictable Robert, you once again, like your fellow gun-toting extremists, reach for the bottom of the barrel, and use examples which are inaccurate, false, emotional, hysterical, and just plainly deceitful.

    How did you derive your figure of tens of millions?
    Remember, you’re talking about this as a result of gun confiscation / restriction.

    It’s in your book?
    No Robert, I won’t be reading your book.
    Your blog is enough to understand where you come from, and the parlous state of your vacuous prolix, which is big on hysterical emotion, and very little, if no facts at all.

    I prefer to read books from true intellectuals, such as Noam Chomsky, Gore Vidal and Howard Zinn.

    “You’re going to tell me there’s nobody in the US government right now who wouldn’t engage in mass murder if they deemed it expedient and had the opportunity, or that they’d have any compunction about doing so to fellow Americans?”

    What a sick and twisted question to ask.
    Of course not.

    How about answering my previous questions Robert…

    And explain to me, why you think there’s an imminent threat to the American people, by the American government, that necessitates guns for everyone?
    Where is the precedent, or an historical example?

    Your pathetically shallow argument Robert, is missing two other extremely important points, which I believe you have failed to think through, let alone even contemplate for a few seconds.
    Any guesses?

    “As for me, lock and load.”

    There you go…
    That sums up your whole argument Robert, which is more explicit and implicit violence.

    https://www.salon.com/2013/01/11/stop_talking_about_hitler/

    https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2019/apr/08/viral-image/no-gun-control-regulation-nazi-germany-did-not-hel/

    https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/little-gun-history/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazi_gun_control_argument

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  7. Oh, and just another angle on this argument.
    From an Australian perspective.

    I recall when the Port Arthur massacre occurred, and the government decided to ban most guns in Australia.
    Alex Jones was protesting loudly, coming up with the theory that the “New World Order” was using Australia as a testcase.
    It went something like this…
    According to Alex Jones, The New World Order was using Australia as a testcase, whereby they orchestrated a false flag event, then spread fear and disinformation throughout Australian society via the corporate media to sell to the Australian public the idea of reducing dangerous guns in society (disarming them) to make them feel safer and more secure, via the gun buyback scheme.
    When the Australian people were successfully disarmed, the New World Order, using the Australian government as a proxy, were going to systemically remove Australian’s rights and liberties.
    And because they had no guns to fight back, it was impossible to resist.
    Once proven successful, the New World Order were going to export this model / template to other Western Nations, particularly he’s nation of the United States.
    Needless to say, that never occurred.

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    • Peter
      I have one question for you. You of course don’t owe it to me or anyone else to answer or even think about it, but perhaps you might eventually conclude you owed it to yourself. Here’s the question: Why would one person want power over another person? Answer here if you like (or not), but maybe you’ll give it some time and let it turn over in your mind. Perhaps ruminate is the best word. I believe it’s a question whose power is not to be underestimated. I’ve spent much of my life thinking about it and I’m fairly sure I’ll never have the complete answer.

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  8. Robert, I didn’t even get past the first sentence of your post.

    No, you answer my questions… which for the most part, you completely avoid.

    I will check back tomorrow… Goodnight from Australia

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  9. Still you answer, Robert?

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