According to the CDC, the Assault Homicide Death Rate increased 32% from 2019 to 2020. We already posted the percentage increases by state. We have also documented official state “murder and non-negligent homicide” increases that corroborate a large nationwide increase in murders during 2020 and 2021. At least six US states set new all-time homicide rate records (since at least 1960) in 2020 or 2021. These include Delaware, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin, and North Dakota. Other states may have set new records, but we are waiting for more states to release official 2021 data.
We previously used CDC data to document the dramatic surge in Black female assault homicide deaths that began at the same time the deadly nationwide BLM riots ravaged America.
Now we are looking at both male and female rates combined. We used the CDC Wonder Database to take the monthly assault homicide rate for Blacks, Whites, Latinos, and all Non-Blacks. Then we calculated the Black/White, Black/Latino, and Black/Non-Black multiples.
There were months in 2020 and 2021 where the Black assault homicide death rate for the individual month exceeded the White assault homicide death rate for the entire year!
In June 2020, July 2021, August 2021, and October 2021, a higher percentage of Blacks died of assault homicide in that month than the percentage of Whites for all of 2021. In May 2021 and June 2021, a higher percentage of Blacks died of assault homicide in that month than the percentage of Whites for all of 2021.
In 2019, Blacks comprised 52.0% of assault homicide deaths, and White comprised 27.1%.
In 2021, Blacks comprised 55.0% of assault homicides deaths, and Whites comprised 23.9%. From 2019 to 2021, the White assault homicide rate increased by 20.6%, but the Black rate increased by 41.4%.
In 2019, the Black assault homicide death rate was 9.2 times the White rate. In 2020 it was 10.4 times the White rate. This rose to 10.8 times the White rate in 2021.
Remember that the percentage of Black victims killed by a Black perpetrator is probably higher than 96%, while far larger portions of Non-Black homicide victims are killed by Black perpetrators.