Violent crimes increase across Michigan, US

Violent crimes increase across Michigan, US

The US violent crime rate rose for the second consecutive year in 2016, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said in its annual crime report.

Of the violent crimes reported to police in 2016, aggravated assault made up 64.3 percent, while robbery was 26.6 percent.

The FBI reported rises in the rates of property and violent crime in New Mexico that was largely propelled by increases in the state's most populous city, Albuquerque.

Overall, violent crime in America rose in 2016 for the second straight year, driven by a spike in killings in some major cities, but remained near historically low levels.

The FBI released new statistics that show San Jose, the safest large city in America, battling a rise in almost every category of violent crime.

Violent crimes saw a 4 percent increase in Modesto while Ceres saw a 52 percent increase from 2015 to 2016, according to the data. The violent crime rate increased by 3.4% nationwide in 2016, the largest single-year increase in 25 years.

The new data that shows Detroit's violent crimes for 2016 total 12,842, nearly a full thousand lower than the FBI's number.

From 2015 to 2016, the violent crime rate in Sacramento decreased by 3 percent. "And we must do it together". The FBI hopes the New UCR Program [materials] launched in February will increase agency participation in all 50 states for more accurate reporting.

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"Chicago accounted for more than 20 percent of the nationwide murder increase in 2016, despite being home to less than one percent of the US population", said a report from the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law.

"In today's YouTube world, are officers reluctant to get out of their cars and do the work that controls violent crime?". The category includes burglary, larceny / theft, motor vehicle theft and arson.

In a report released earlier this month, the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law projected a slight decrease in violent crime, with the 2017 murder rate projected to fall by 2.5 percent.

A total of 17,250 people were murdered in the USA a year ago, according to the data.

The FBI adds that the statistics for the county exclude crime counts for city agencies and other departments that have jurisdiction within each county. Property crimes in 2016 were down more than one percent, marking the 14th consecutive year that figured declined.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday called on law enforcement to "confront and turn back the rising tide of violent crime", the AP reported, noting Sessions has used the threat of rising violence as an impetus for many of his sweeping policy changes - including seeking tougher sentences and focusing on prosecuting gun cases.

That included 100 murders in 2016, down from 130 in 2015; and 2,321 reported rapes, up from 2,300 in 2015.

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