Murders up 41% in Nashville amid pandemic, up 36% nationwide

More bad news when it comes to American lives lost amid the Coronavirus pandemic, and we’re not talking about victims of the disease.

New Orleans based AH Datalytics reports 36.7% more murders in 2020 nationwide. Nashville faring even worse at 41%, up from 81 murders in 2019 to 114 in 2020.

Founder Jeff Asher crunched the numbers, finding the historic rates nationwide.

“Really every place in America, every size of city or suburb, every parish or county, saw an increase in murder,” Asher said. “Ranging from in metro counties so the suburbs, murder was up 10 percent in cities, metro cities under 10,000 murder was up 31 percent.”

FOX 17 News reached out to Metro Police to see what they’re doing about this rise.

Full story: https://fox17.com/news/local/murders-up-36-nationwide-amid-pandemic-up-41-in-nashville-data-company-violent-crime-alert-datalytics-america-coronavirus

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