US records largest annual increase in murders in six decades
Every murder is a "hate crime" to the victim's family.
Except: Stark racial disparities in who is most at risk of being murdered continued into 2020: Black Americans, who make up about 14% of the population, represented more than half of the 2020 victims whose race was known. But the number of murders also increased sharply across racial groups. Compared with 2019, the number of white males murdered rose 27%, while the number of Black males murdered rose 31%, according to data on the victims whose race was recorded. Of the nearly 5,000 additional murder victims in 2020, at least 1,200 were white, while at least 2,400 were Black.