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Gun Crimes Increased Over Two Years to 2017: BJS

The Bureau of Justice Statistics said the year-to-year increase in people reporting violent crimes last year was not “statistically significant.” But within the violent crime category, the number of Americans reporting they were victims of robberies and crimes involving firearms increased in 2017.

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Don’t Panic Over Homicide Rise In Many Big Cities, Washington Post Argues

The U.S. cut its national homicide rate from 9.8 per 100,000 in 1991 to 4.5 per 100,000 in 2014, which the Washington Post calls “a dramatic social accomplishment that saved not only tens of thousands of lives but probably billions of dollars, too.” There are troubling signs this achievement may be in peril. In the 50 largest U.S. cities in 2015, the number of homicides rose 17 percent, from 4,554 in 2014 to 5,321 in 2015, reflecting increases in homicides […]