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According to the Washington D.C. Police Dept., more people have been murdered than have died from the coronavirus in the nation’s capital.
Murders recently topped coronavirus deaths at a three to one ratio recently.
There were 21 homicides in July compared to eight coronavirus deaths, Fox News reported.
“We’ve put a lot of resources and time into the COVID pandemic,” Trayon White, the councilman of Ward 8, said following the July 16 killing of 6-year-old Nyiah Courtney in his area, according to the station. “We’re in a pandemic right now when it comes to crime in this community and we got to start acting it.”
Per Fox News:
The statistic comes as Washington, D.C., recorded 100 homicides by July 10 – the earliest the city has hit that number since 2003.
The D.C. Police Union claimed the average date over the past 10 years when the city usually hits 100 homicides is Oct. 25.
In 2019 and 2018, the city hit 100 homicides in August, but the city reached the mark on July 12 in 2020, according to WTOP News.
As of July 30, there were 113 homicides in Washington, D.C., this year to date, compared to 108 last year, data from the Metropolitan Police Department shows.
Yet, the politicos in D.C. seem more worried about the coronavirus than the murder rate.
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