Violent crime rising throughout US, FBI says

26 September, 2017, 00:49 | Author: Darren Santiago
  • Crime in 2017: A Preliminary Analysis | Brennan Center for Justice

Between 2014 and 2016, the nationwide homicide rate has increased more than 20%, and the 3.4% increase in the USA violent crime rate from 2015 to 2016 was the largest single-year increase in 25 years, the Justice Department said.

A total of 17,250 murders were reported, an increase of 8.6 percent from 2015. And while there are many theories (paywall) as to why the USA has seen this rise in violence, one data point is pretty clear: The increase in murder rates is mostly concentrated in several big cities-with Chicago accounting for about one-fifth of the rise between 2015 and 2016.

Looking more recently, the statistics released Monday show that the violent crime rate in 2016 was down 18 percent from 2007, while the murder rate was down 6 percent over the same period.

"For the sake of all Americans, we must confront and turn back the rising tide of violent crime. And we must do it together", Attorney General Jeff Sessions said.

Providence Police Chief Col. Hugh Clements told Eyewitness News that violent crimes were relatively flat the last two years, after they "fell off the table" in 2014. These increases were nationwide, with the average violent crime rate increasing in cities over 250,000 in population, in cities under 10,000 in population, in suburban areas, and in every size in-between. For example, violent crime rose 32.4% in Vermont and fell 5.3% in Florida.

"There were dire predictions of a crime wave and calls for draconian policies", he said. "Crime is incredibly geographically conscience - not just Chicago verses other cities, but even within Chicago". Some other cities included in the group's data had smaller increases, including Nashville, which reported 83 homicides, up from 79 the year before, and El Paso, which reported 21 killings, up from 19 the year before. "Rapes and robberies were down in a majority of big cities from the same period previous year, too". The number of reported homicides has tended to fluctuate from year to year over the last decade. The murder rate spiked more than 20 percent in the largest cities. "There were dire warnings from police, only to have crime then continue to drop", Gelb said.

But activists note the uptick in crime reported Monday by the Federal Bureau of Investigation is driven in large part by increases in small parts of the country, not necessarily symbolic of a larger trend.

Those figures are then transferred automatically to the state police Michigan Incident Crime Reporting database, and from there to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting system.

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