While the black community in Washington, D.C., suffers from rising homicide rates, city officials concern themselves with legalizing suicide and building abortion clinics near elementary schools.
D.C.’s murder rates have been steadily on the rise. 2015 experienced a 54 percent increase in homicides, jumping from 105 murders committed in 2014 to 162 in 2015.
City violence hit 116 homicides so far in 2016.
Black males and females suffered overwhelmingly from these murder rates. In 2014, 78 percent of homicide victims were black men, while in 2015, black males made up 85 percent of total homicide victims.