12 major U.S. cities set homicide records this year
At least 12 major U.S. cities have set homicide records this year, including topping five set just last year, ABC News reports.
The big picture: Experts cite fewer cops on the streets, reduced after-school and nonviolence programs, court systems that can't handle the strain, and mental health issues exacerbated by two years of COVID.
- "[I]t's worse than a war zone around here lately," Rochester Police Capt. Frank Umbrino said after the city set a new all-time high on Nov. 11.
The bottom line: Minneapolis and Milwaukee are close to becoming Nos. 13 and 14 on the list.