Based on the data gathered by the FBI the number of murder incidents rose by 30 percent in 2020.
The FBI data shows in 2020, there were about 5,000 more homicides across the country than a year earlier — for a total of roughly 21,500.
Sources said the data is set to be released by the FBI on Monday as part of the agency’s annual Uniform Crime Report.
Based on the FBI data it was learned that 77 percent of murders last year were committed with guns, which represents another record high number.
Moreover, the FBI also shows that big cities were particularly hard-hit, as those with populations over 250,000 saw a 35 percent increase in killings.