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FBI Releases Preliminary 2017 Data on Crime in the United States

The Federal Bureau of Investigation currently expelled the 2017 Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report, a partial of the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports (UCR). The report, which covers January-June 2017, suggests that the aroused crime increases that occurred in 2015 and 2016 may have begun to turn off. The series of aroused crimes decreased by 0.8 percent national in the first half of 2017 when compared with the same duration in 2016. The national aroused crime rate (the series of aroused crimes per 100,000 people in the U.S.) increasing by a sum of scarcely 7 percent during 2015 and 2016, (3.3 percent and 3.4 percent, respectively), the largest two increases in a entertain of a century.

“When President Trump took office, he systematic the Department of Justice to prioritize the rebate of aroused crime, and that is what we have finished every day since,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said. “Last year, we charged some-more defendants with aroused crime offenses than in any year in decades. We convicted hundreds of human traffickers, arrested thousands of aroused squad members, and charged hundreds of people suspected of contributing to the opioid abuse epidemic. Working with the state, local, and genealogical law coercion partners, we are making a disproportion and safeguarding the communities. These information are encouraging, since it is essential that extreme increases in aroused crime not turn the new normal. We are dedicated to ensuring they do not.”


The information expelled by the FBI currently also show that murders increasing by 1.5 percent national during the first 6 months of 2017, compared with the same duration in 2016. This suggests a poignant leveling off of the prior increase. In the first half of 2016, murders increasing by 5.2 percent. Other categories of aroused crime, including rape, robbery, and aggravated assault, all decreased in the first half of 2017 (by 2.4 percent, 2.2 percent, and 0.1 percent, respectively). All 3 categories increasing during the same duration in 2016. The FBI’s 2017 Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report is formed on information perceived by the FBI from 13,033 law coercion agencies nationwide.

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