In the wake of a summer to fear that the data the shootings and violence in the country's major cities would continue their upward trend since the start of the year, crime statistics in some places have largely remained the same or even declined, while police in others - like Chicago - have continued their calls for peace amid increasing bloodshed, statistics show.
Experts previously told Fox News they feared a recent shoot and increases in murder would lead to summer months, especially as the numbers were higher.eves than the year before even before Memorial Day. An analysis of the crime statistics for some of the major US cities shows that the crime statistics were varied - but the overall numbers did not stop the police from begging the public to stop the related bloodshed. illegal firearms and armed violence.
On Friday, a policeman was dragged by a Chevrolet Impala apras soon as a routine traffic check gets out of hand.
By announcing crime statistics in Chicago for the month of August, police officials described "a rough patch across town " with 78 murders, or 22% more, for the month compared to August 2020. The city recorded a 3% increase in the number of murders since the beginning of the year compared to last year.
And as shootings increased from 380 in August 2020 to 372 in August 2021, the number of gunshot fatalities increased by three last month compared to the same month last year .
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For July, theThe Chicago Police Department recorded two murders less than year-over-year, but shootings have increased. CPD reported 461 shootings with 614 victims in July 2021, compared to 402 shootings with 561 victims in July 2020.
Chicago Police Patrol Chief Brian McDermott talks about the Sunday shootinge who killed a 7 year old girl. (Chicago Police) shooting in mid-August, when a 7 year old girl was shot and killed as she sat in a car parked next to her younger sister, a 6-year-old girl who was also seriously injured, police said.
According to CPD Patrol Leader Brian McDermott, the girls 'mother was helping them sit in the back seat of the car when the shots were fired.
"To say that I am sad and outraged would be an understatement, " he said. "I can only hope that every inhabitant of this town is as angry, saddened and outraged as I am. this moment. Too many young people have lost their lives as a result of senseless gun violence in the city of Chicago. "
Several streets are closed in the Midtown neighborhood of Atlanta, after a police officer was gunned down in a building on Wednesday afternoon, June 30, 2021. (Ben Gray / Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP) (Ben Gray / Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
Murders appeared to have declined in May to June in Georgia city cornincreased by around 20% from June to July, or 10 to 12 murders, respectively, city statistics are displayed . Filming decreased in July compared to June.
But violent crime climbing in the city in August. As of August 28, murders for the most recent 28-day period have doubled from the same previous period, with 24 reported in August from 12 previously reported.
Shootings increased 48%, with 48 incidents rising to 71 in August, statistics show.
Since the start of the year, the total number of violent crimes has increased by 9% and murders by 14%.
Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD)
The Los Angeles Police Department reported that killings declined as the summer wore on, with 43 reported in June, 39 in July, and 29 in August. Shootings and fatalities were up in July from June, but down in August from July.
However, since the start of the year, murders shootings rose 22.5%, shootings rose 35.5% and shooting victims jumped 33.3% at the end of August, statistics show.
Los Angeles County as a whole has reported a 62.5% increase in homicides since the start of the year, with Sheriff Alex Villanueva describing how murder statistics " continue to trend upwa rd. "
There were 195 homicides reported so far at the end of August, he said. "This is very, very serious," he said.added.
To date, reports of aggravated assaults with a firearm have increased by 41%, Villanueva said.
Photo shows the crime scene where a Philadelphia police officer was shot in August 2021 (WTXF FOX29)
Philadelphia reported about 54 homicides in June, up from about 38 in July. There were 32 homicides reported in August.Shootings in July compared with August were down about 17.3%, while the number of gunshot fatalities reported during that period was down 22.5%, target statistics displayed .
The shooting and homicide statistics for the months leading up to the summer varied from July and August.
To date, however, shootings have increased 17.5% as of August 29. And on Friday, 358 murders were reported in the city, a 16% increase from the same day in 2020, data show .
Police are investigating a shooting as protesters gather Thursday, June 3, 2021 in Minneapolis (Richard.Tsong-Taatari / Star Tribune via AP) (Richard.Tsong-Taatari / Star Tribune via AP)
Despite an increase in murders in April and May, the summer months of June, July and August saw fewer homicides year over year. police also reported fewer aggravated assaults in each of these three months than in the same period in 2020, selon Minneapolis city statistics .
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Police converge at the scene of a shooting in Brooklyn, the One of many during the day on July 14, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt / Images)
General delinquency listed at New York was up 22% at the end of May compared to the same period last year and increased 3.1% in June and 0.2% in July, according to statistics from the New York Police Department (NYPD), as in May 2020, but shoots increased by 73 %.
But violent crime eased in June, with 23.3% fewer murders year-over-year and 19.5% fewer shootings. In July, the NYPD reported 49.1% fewer murders and 35% fewer shooting incidents, the department said. As of August 29 , murders for the previous 28 days decreased by 11.5%, while shooting incidents decreased by 32, 5%.
Seattle Police Department reported a particularly deadly month of June, with nine murders reported compared to four recorded in May and April combined. Murders were reported in July and August, police said.
Police also reported an increase in aggravated assaults over the three summer months, with 307 incidents reported in June, 314 in July and 292 in August. By comparison, 259 cases of aggravated assault were reported in May and 247 in April, according to police statistics.