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September 17, 2022

In 2020 the murder rate in the US rose by nearly 30%—the country’s largest-ever recorded annual increase. It has not fallen significantly since. What is it about America that led to this jump, and what can be done to reduce the violence?

00:00 - America’s murder rate soared in 2020
01:15 - How violence interrupters work to reduce shootings
02:51 - Will the high murder rate become the new normal?
04:26 - What leads to violent crime?
05:28 - Did the pandemic lead to more violence?
07:07 - America has more guns than people
08:55 - Police brutality and distrust in police
11:12 - Violence interrupters bridge the gap between community and police
12:20 - American policing needs reform

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