Yes, crime does normally increase in the summer months but you have to be living under a rock not to realize crime has increased at an extremely high rate since since the end of May. In NYC alone, murders were up 39-30 over June, 2019, shootings were up a whopping 130% (205 vs 89) and burglaries were also up 118%. In Chicago, murders were up this past June by 78% (89 vs 50) compared to the same month in 2019. Nationally, shootings were reported to be up nearly 75% from June numbers last year. It is important to note that for the first five months, violent crimes were down overall from last year which again follows a national trend since 1991 (the only years the rate actually increased during this period was in 2015 and 2016) and has definitely spiked since the protests began. It is also kind of ironic that according to many, our police departments are doing a poor job when in fact, except for the last two years of the Obama/Biden administration, violent crime rates steadily dropped each year over the last three decades.