At first glance, the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement strives to ensure you view it in a positive manner, bringing forward racial issues and inequality. However, when you dig deeper you discover the ugly truth about this selfish organization.
The protests that took place in cities across the nation during the summer of 2020 have been linked to a 30% increase in murder rates compared to 2019, according to an analysis by the Heritage Foundation using FBI data.
But what about the long-term effects of Black Lives Matter protests?
A new study published in the Journal of Urban Economics has revealed that these demonstrations had a substantial impact on police behavior and reported murders over a five-year period.
Let’s take a look at this evidence and discuss what it means for our communities.
New study on effect of Black Lives Matter protests. "over 5 years after BLM protests, property crime arrests fell 12%, reported murders increased 11.5%, which is over 3000 additional homicides & property crime clearance rate fell 8%. These statistics are not only alarming but…
— Matt Goodwin (@GoodwinMJ) September 18, 2023
A recent report suggests that Black Live Matter (BLM) protests against urban police departments caused an 11.5% increase in reported murders over five years after they took place.
This is equivalent to more than 3,000 additional homicides as opposed to just 200 fewer instances where police used lethal force from 2014-19.
Why did this happen?
Well, according to researchers, it could be due to officers becoming less proactive when enforcing law enforcement because they are fearful of criticism or lawsuits – leading some people to resorting violence instead of relying on the criminal justice system.
The research conducted focused on more than 1,000 cities and towns with at least one BLM protest between 2014-21 based on web data and information regarding homicides and crime rates.
The results were compared with changes in police behavior before and after BLM demonstrations occurred – also taking into account smaller population cities where spillover effects such as those from cities into counties were present.
Furthermore, bordering county pairs were also tested for any potential correlations between BLM protests and crime rate fluctuations over time.
It is clear that there is compelling evidence linking Black Lives Matter protests with an increased rate of reported homicides over five years since they began taking place nationwide in 2014 – with 3,000 additional cases being added onto previous statistics since then alone.
We must now ask ourselves how we can address this issue effectively so that all citizens feel safe within their own communities regardless of race or ethnicity – something which we should all strive for together in order to ensure harmony among us all.