FBI statistics show murders in the US rose by 8.6% in 2016, but experts say 2017 data may call into question whether numbers indicate longterm trend

Murders in the US rose by 8.6% in 2016 following a more than 10% increase the year before, according to new FBI statistics. The violent crime rate increased by 3.4% while property crimes dropped.

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