The number of black Americans murdered in 2020 jumped by 32 percent - with an expert blaming BLM protests for the huge spike by scaring-off cops.
Killings across racial demographic have swelled by 30 percent between 2019 and 2020, the largest increase since 1905, but blacks have borne the larger impact of that deadly trend, according to the FBI's Uniform Crime report.
In 2020, 9,941 African Americans met their death at the hand of another human being, compared to 7,484 the year before, an increase of 2,457 murders.
Murders of whites jumped 21 percent from 2019 to 2020, from 5,787 to 7,043.
And Hannah Meyer, from think-tank the Manhattan Institute, says widespread 'defund the police messaging' further worsened the murder rate among black people.