My Taki’s Magazine column from earlier this week included me looking up the increase in murders in 22 states (or D.C.) cited by a Democrat group Third Way that claimed that crime went down in 2020 over 2019 when you include the falling number of arrests for shooting craps in the alley or whatever.
On the other hand, murders were up 31% in their selection of states for which murder counts are online. Here are my totals:
Murders were up the most in the North-Central region near where George Floyd died.
The only state without a big increase in murders was Massachusetts.