Why America’s murder rate has spiked | The Economist

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