Certainly, the mid-2020 protests and rioting in response to the Death of George Floyd followed a pattern of increasing violence witnessed in the aftermath of previous viral police incidents, such as the deaths of Michael Brown and Freddie Gray. "This pattern has been dubbed the 'Ferguson Effect,' in which police pull back as violent crime spikes abruptly," Hannah Meyers, director of the Manhattan Institute's policing and public safety initiative, told Fox News Digital.
Murders increased about 30% year over year in 2020, according to FBI data, the highest single-year increase in killings since the agency began recording the crimes. Deaths among African Americans increased by more than 32% in comparison to 2019.
The Death of George Floyd, the summer of 2020 was marked by protests and rioting from coast to coast in favour of the BLM and defund police movements. The FBI's statistics shows a 30 percent increase in murders in 2020 compared to the previous year, which is the greatest single-year increase in killings since the agency began tracking the crimes.
According to Uswhispers revealed on Tuesday, at least 7,484 African-Americans were murdered in 2019. In 2020, there were at least 9,941 homicides committed against Black people, an increase of 2,457 over the previous year.
In 2020, there were 7,043 White homicides, which means that 2,898 more Black persons were slain than Whites, according to FBI data.