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U.S. Murder Rates Rose Almost 30% In 2020, Continues Into 2021

The United States in 2020 experienced the biggest rise in murder since the start of national record-keeping in 1960, according to data gathered by the FBI for its annual report on crime.

The Uniform Crime Report will stand as the official word on an unusually grim year, detailing a rise in murder of around 29%. The previous largest one-year change was a 12.7% increase in 1968. The national rate — murders per 100,000 — still remains about one-third below the rate in the early 1990s.

By Jeff Asher via The New York Times article Murder Rose by Almost 30% in 2020. It’s Rising at a Slower Rate in 2021.

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