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74 Percent Increase in Seattle Homicides During 2020

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By Friday, 15 January 2021 11:03 AM Current | Bio | Archive

January 15, 2021: In 2020, there was a 74% increase in the number of homicides in Seattle compared to 2019. That was the largest increase in the nation, but five other cities experienced at least a 50% increase: New Orleans (62%), Atlanta (58%), Chicago (56%), Boston (54%), and Portland (52%).[1]

The nation’s two largest cities — New York and Los Angeles — saw homicides increase by 39% and 30%, respectively.[1]

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  1. Statista, "2020 Saw Unprecedented Murder Spike In Major U.S. Cities," January 12, 2021

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