Murder Rates Hit 25 Year High


( – It’s no real secret that the United States is suffering from a massive crime wave. Recent data released by the FBI, however, shows that it’s far worse than many previously thought. In fact, the murder rates recorded in 2021 rival those of the mid-1990s, when a plague of violence swept the country.

In 2021, nearly 7 people out of every 100,000 were murdered. While these crimes have increased across the country, the areas hardest hit were big cities. The majority of the worst were, unsurprisingly, those that lean the farthest to the left.

Topping the list of cities with the highest numbers of murders were New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. In New York, 488 murders were reported over the course of 2021. Los Angeles recorded 397 and Chicago suffered a staggering 797 homicides.

While there are likely many factors contributing to the rise of violent death in these locations, one cannot ignore the political and social tendencies these places share.

Not only have these metropolises led the charge to defund the police, but they are also breeding pits for “wokeness” and cancel culture. According to former NYPD Commissioner, Howard Safir, these mentalities assume the police are “are racist and brutal.” Safir also attributes the rise in crime to politicians being “soft” on criminals, and law enforcement lacking support.

As the US continues to spiral out of control, it is more important than ever to prepare to defend oneself. Unfortunately, this isn’t always as easy to do as it may seem; In fact, fighting to save one’s life from a violent criminal can actually land a person in prison. To see how to avoid such a fate, take a look at our article on common self-defense mistakes that lead to jail time.

~Here’s to Your Survival!

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