Numbers of black Americans murdered increased in wake of defund the police movement, report

Support for calls across the nation to to defund police departments nationwide and pandemic-related factors has led to an increase in the number of murders of black Americans, according to an analysis by the Manhattan Institute.

The overall murder rate increased 30% from 2020 to 2021, according to data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Among white Americans, the figure rose about 21%, and among black Americans, the figure rose by more than 32%.

Calls to defund police departments followed the May 2020 death of George Floyd, a black male, while in the custody on Minneapolis police. 
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