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2020 ‘Gun Assault’ Rate Rose 8% Over 2019 Totals in Major US Cities

Courtesy Council on Criminal Justice and Arnold Ventures
Pandemic, Social Unrest, and Crime in U.S. Cities

Gun assaults are aggravated assaults committed with a firearm. The monthly gun assault rate in the 15 cities with available data exhibits a clear upward cyclical trend over time, with no structural break in the series. (Recall that the structural break equation includes the linear trend in the data.) Gun assaults peaked in July of […]

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