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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

Read the special report on violence in America: econ.st/3BdpXUq

America should reform its police forces, not defund them: econ.st/3BKM9Xn

Why murders are unlikely to decline as quickly as they spiked: econ.st/3wSrmOK

How the rise in violent crime in American cities puts criminal-justice reform at risk: econ.st/3KK6rDh

As violent crime leaps, liberal cities rethink cutting police budgets: econ.st/3cEL0XG

What happens to a city when less than half of all homicides go unsolved: econ.st/3AKdhnE

Why are so few murderers caught in America? econ.st/3wOJp8s

Are progressive prosecutors to blame for an American homicide wave? econ.st/3B8dVgh

Listen to the podcast on what it will take for America to solve its gun problem: econ.st/3Q9YfgU

Guns are the things most likely to kill young people in America: econ.st/3RmbpZ8

The spate of gun violence shows American exceptionalism at its worst: econ.st/3Rfjn6E

A Supreme Court ruling could lead to even more gun crime: econ.st/3KDAiNP

Why America spends so little on research into gun violence: econ.st/3Rmc2Su

Listen to Checks and Balance, the podcast on American politics: econ.st/3CT4DWL

Sign up to the weekly newsletter on American politics: econ.st/3RAcH2V

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