(Cleveland) - They're not saying whether the pandemic had anything to do with it, but statistics from the Cleveland Division of Police for 2020 show the homicide rate was up sharply, while the number of many of other violent crimes were down.
The city released the report Wednesday evening in the city's daily news release about COVID-19.
The city recorded 177 homicides in 2020, compared with 123 in 2019, and only 75 homicides in 2010. In the report, all crimes were compared, percentage-wise, to 2010. Violent crimes were down about 4 percent from ten years ago, but property crimes were down a huge 42 percent.
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