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SHOOTINGS UP 168.4% LAST WEEK IN NYC

Key points: Violent crime continues to surge in New York City in 2020 compared to 2019. As of September 6, New York City has had 305 murders and 1,288 shooting victims. At the same point in time last year, New York City had 226 murders and 653 shooting victims. In the last week alone, 14 […]

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UPDATE: CHICAGO MURDERS UP 52% IN 2020

Key Points: Chicago Police Department statistics continue to show a spike in murders and shootings in 2020 compared to the same time period in 2019. As of August 30, Chicago had 2,152 shootings and 505 murders. At the same time last year, Chicago had 1,413 shootings and 333 murders. In the week of August 24 […]

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HOMICIDES UP 24% IN 50 LARGEST U.S. CITIES

Key Points: A Wall Street Journal analysis of crime statistics among the nation’s 50 largest cities found that homicides were up 24% so far this year. The chart above shows the percentage change in total homicides in 2020 compared with 2019 in the 15 largest U.S. cities Austin, Chicago, and Fort Worth have seen the […]

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UPDATE: CHICAGO MURDERS UP 52% IN 2020

Key Points: Chicago Police Department statistics continue to show a spike in murders and shootings in 2020 compared to the same time period in 2019. As of July 26, Chicago had 1,727 shootings and 433 murders. At the same time last year, Chicago had 1,170 shootings and 284 murders. In the week of July 20 […]

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STRICTER STATE LOCKDOWNS MAY NOT IMPROVE CASE FATALITY RATES

Key Points: Stricter state lockdowns may not improve COVID-19 case fatality rates. States that never shutdown or re-opened in June have the highest case fatality rates. States that re-opened in April have the lowest case fatality rate, followed by states that re-opened in May. Key Points: Connecticut, New Jersey, and Michigan have the highest case […]

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UPDATE: U.S. YOUTH MORTALITY HITS HISTORIC LOWS

Key Points: Youth mortality is at the lowest point in the last 5 years. As of June 23, CDC reports 15,202 deaths from Americans younger than 18. The average number of deaths for this demographic at this point in time over the last 4 years is 17,144. Relative to average, 2020 youth mortality is down […]

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CHICAGO MURDERS UP 48% IN 2020

Key Points: Chicago Police Department statistics show a spike in murders and shootings in 2020, compared to the same time period in previous years. As of July 12, Chicago had 1,541 shootings and 385 murders. At the same time last year, Chicago had 1,059 shootings and 260 murders. The trend in both murders and shootings […]

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NYC HOMICIDES UP 21% IN 2020

Key Points: NYPD statistics show a spike in homicides and shootings in the first six months of 2020, compared to the same time period in 2019. NYC saw a 21% increase in homicides, 46% increase in shooting incidents, and 53% increase in shooting victims. Key Points: As of June 30, NYC had 528 shooting incidents, […]

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EUROPEAN COUNTRIES FACING THE HIGHEST COVID-19 DEATH RATE

Key Points: As global COVID-19 cases approach 12M, some European countries’ deaths per capita remains high. San Marino, Belgium, Andorra, U.K., Spain, Italy, Sweden, and France have the top 8 highest deaths per capita globally. Each of these European Countries has at least 45 deaths per capita. Key Points: United States holds the 9th spot […]

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44.6% OF CALIFORNIA COVID-19 CASES ARE IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY

Key Points: While positive cases have increased in California, the positive test rate has remained below its peak. Of the 4.17M tests conducted in California, more than 3.94M have been negative. Overall, California’s positive test rate is 5.65% and has remained under 6% since May 22nd. Key Points: 44.60% of California’s COVID-19 cases and 55.38% […]

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43% OF U.S. COVID-19 DEATHS OCCURRED IN NURSING HOMES

Key Points: Nursing Homes have seen at least 282,000 COVID-19 cases and 54,000 deaths. 24 states have had more than 50% of COVID-19 deaths occur in nursing homes. New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Illinois have the highest number of deaths. Overall, 43% of COVID-19 deaths have occurred in nursing homes.

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A FEW TEXAS COUNTIES COMPRISE MOST COVID-19 CASES

Key Points: While positive cases have increased in Texas, the positive test rate remains low. Of the 1.66M tests conducted in Texas, 1.53M have been negative. Overall, Texas’ positive test rate is 7.95% and has remained under 8% since May 3rd. Key Points: 10 Counties account for 64.3% of Texas’ COVID-19 cases. Only Harris, Dallas, […]

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COVID-19 POSITIVE TEST RATES REMAIN LOW IN MOST OF THE U.S.

Key Points: Despite an increase in positive tests, positive test rates remain low in the majority of U.S. states. The U.S. average positive test rate is 8.56%, with 20 states above the average. Massachusetts, New Jersey, Maryland, D.C., Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and New York have the highest positive test rates. The Right Facts will continue to […]

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2020 U.S. YOUTH MORTALITY REACHES A HISTORIC LOW

Key Points: Mortality as of week 18 reached the lowest point in the last 8 years. The average number of deaths for this demographic over the last 7 years is 12,530. Relative to average, youth mortality as of week 18 is down 18% in 2020. The Right Facts will continue to highlight anomalies in mortality […]

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UPDATE: U.S. MORTALITY RATE BY STATE

KEY POINTS: While mortality is down for the majority of the U.S., state-level variation persists. Some states have experienced mortality declines. But others have observed increases. The Right facts will continue to provide updated maps to show this state-level data.

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UPDATE: U.S. MORTALITY RATE BY STATE

Key Points: While overall mortality is down in the U.S., state-level variation persists. Some states have experienced mortality declines. But others have observed increases. The Right facts will continue to provide updated maps to show this state-level data.

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2020 MORTALITY RATE LOWER THAN PREVIOUS YEARS, SO FAR

KEY POINTS: Overall mortality in the U.S., year-to-date, is significantly down in 2020 relative to previous years. At this point in the calendar year, there have been: 35,000 fewer deaths than in 2019, 67,000 fewer than in 2018, and 40,000 fewer than in 2017. The data are from the Center for Disease Control’s National Center […]

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