The local Fox TV Channel in DC Covers the CPRC’s research on the Concentration of Murders

The local Fox station in DC picked up the story from its coverage by Fox News.

Murders in the U.S. are becoming increasingly concentrated in densely populated urban centers in just a handful of counties, according to a newly released report.

Some 73% of all murders in the U.S. took place in just 5% of counties while 52% of all counties reported no murders at all, according to a Crime Prevention Research Center study published this week and provided to Fox News Digital.

“Murders in the United States occur in very small areas, and that concentration has increased since 2014,” the study stated. “The concentration in 2020 is now greater than in 2010.”

The report comes as a violent crime wave that ballooned in 2020 still rages in some parts of the country.

“Murder isn’t a nationwide problem,” the study found. “It’s a problem in a small set of urban areas and even in those counties murders are concentrated in small areas inside them, and any solution must reduce those murders.” . . .

More avaiable at Emma Colton, “At Fox News: Murders are becoming even more concentrated in a handful of urban counties, report shows ,” Fox News, January 17, 2023.

A graph created by the Crime Prevention Research Center shows "how few counties have a significant number of murders."
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