A new FBI report is now showing that murders rose by a shocking 30 percent in 2020, the highest increase ever recorded.
As The Hill reports:
This data marks the first time in four years that the estimated number of violent crimes in the U.S. increased from the previous year, the FBI said in a statement.
The 2020 jump in homicides, however, marked the “largest single-year increase” the FBI has reported since it began collecting the data in the 1960s, according to CNN.
There were 21,570 reported homicides last year.
More offenders and victims involved in violent crimes were between ages 20 and 29 than any other age group, the data showed
— The Hill (@thehill) September 27, 2021
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