Homicides are up 24% in 36 of the 50 biggest cities in the U.S. amid the coronavirus pandemic, though other types of violent crime fell, according to an analysis by The Wall Street Journal.
Chicago has the most homicides at 433, followed by Philadelphia (243), New York (212), Houston (178), and Los Angeles (157), according to data through at least early July. In total, the 50 cities recorded 3,612 homicides this year.
Robberies were down 11% among the 41 largest cities that made the data available, but up overall in San Antonio by 22%, San Diego (21%), Austin (16%), Fort Worth (15%), and Phoenix (5%).
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