By Zaid Jilani writing for UnHerd
According to a recent paper published in the American Journal of Public Health, researchers examined violent crime across 13 cities in the United States between March and July in the years 2018, 2019, and 2020. They found that not only was violence much higher in poorer neighborhoods, but that the gap between low-income and high-income areas in the prevalence of gun violence, aggravated assault, and homicide grew between 2019 and 2020.
This is a phenomenon Zaid Jilani refers to as violent inequality. Yet you often see mainly higher-earning individuals from 'safer' areas calling for defunding the police.