In the 57 major cities for which data is available, the murder rate is up an average of 36.7%.
Left-wing prosecutors’ refusal to seek either life without parole or the death penalty will cause the murder rate to increase.
(Other studies have estimated the deterred murders per execution at three, five and 14).”But the death penalty is almost extinct in 2020.
The number of executions is at its lowest level in 37 years, and many states have abolished the death penalty, such as New Hampshire last year.
Only five states carried out any executions last year, and death sentences were handed down in only seven states.