In the U.S. recorded an unprecedented increase in the number of murders. This was reported by the New York Post, citing a study by the U.S. National Commission on COVID-19 and Criminal Justice.
According to the commission, last year the number of homicides in the country increased by 30 percent compared to 2019. This dramatic change was described by experts as an “alarming increase unprecedented in modern U.S. history.”
It is noted that the number of assaults with firearms increased by 8 percent and aggravated assaults increased by 6 percent.
Earlier, U.S. President-elect Joe Biden signed an executive order that would end the use of private prisons to punish criminals. Biden instructed the head of the Justice Department not to renew contracts with operators of private detention centers.