According to a CNN report on the 13th, as gun violence and homicides continue to rise across the United States. In 2021, the number of U.S. law enforcement officers deliberately killed in the line of duty will hit the highest level since the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
According to preliminary data provided to CNN by the FBI. 73 U.S. police officers will be killed in the line of duty in 2021, the highest number since the agency’s 1995 tally. That’s a 59% increase from 46 in 2020.
In addition, 56 U.S. police officers will die unexpectedly in the line of duty in 2021. Also up from 46 in 2020.
According to a report released by Gallup in August 2020. After the American police knelt down to kill black people and sparked large-scale protests, the American people’s confidence in the police fell to an all-time low.
The 2021 Gallup poll reported a slight rebound in confidence in the police. But stark racial and partisan divides remain. Confidence in police officers among black and white adults remains lower than it was before Floyd.
Maria Huberfield, professor of police science at John Jay College. Whether there is a link between reduced confidence in the police and increased hostility toward the police is unclear. But reports of antipathy towards the police continued to rise from previous years.
Haberfield analyzed data on police deaths in the line of duty. The rise in violence against police in the United States is a phenomenon that happens “every few years.” Because a single event can act as a catalyst. Typically, this is related to cases that raise social concerns. If one officer or police department is accused of misconduct, then it spreads to all police officers across the country.
Affected by the new crown epidemic and the Floyd incident, homicides in the United States began to rise in 2020. 2021 is still going on. The FBI mentioned in its 2020 Uniform Crime Report (UCR) that a growing number of homicides in the United States involve guns. Shootings have also been the leading cause of death for police officers in the United States.
Among the 40 most populous cities in the U.S. in 2021, according to a CNN analysis of police department data. More than two-thirds of cities have more homicides than in 2020. In 10 of those cities, homicides in 2021 hit record highs. Chuck Wexler, executive director of the American Police Administration Research Forum (PERF). “When homicides increase, so do shootings. So that leads to an overall increase in violence, and the police are getting caught up in that.”