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FBI: US Violent Crime Spikes for 2nd Consecutive Year

Violent crime, including aggravated assault and murder, rose for a second consecutive year in the United States last year.   The number of violent crimes reported to police departments increased by 4.1 percent in 2016, after rising by 3.3 percent in 2015, according to the FBI’s annual crime statistics.  There were nearly 1.25 million violent crimes in the nation last year, according to the crime report. The Department of Justice said in a statement the change represented the “largest single-year increases in the violent crime rate since 1991.” The rate,…

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No link between immigration and increased crime, four decades of evidence finds

Science Political discussions about immigrants often include the claim that there is a relationship between immigration patterns and increased crime. However, results of a new study find no links between the two. In fact, immigration actually appears to be linked to reductions in some types of crimes, according to the findings. No link between immigration and increased crime, four decades of evidence finds

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Trump orders target cartels, crime as attorney general sworn in

Top Stories WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump used the swearing-in ceremony of Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday to sign three executive orders, including ones targeting transnational drug cartels and those who commit crimes against law enforcement. Trump orders target cartels, crime as attorney general sworn in

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