Jeff Sessions – Violent crime is up some, but still well off historical highs

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In Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ testimony to Congress about Russia in November, he brought up a recent increase in the rate of violent crime and murder in the United States. “The violent crime rate has risen, and the homicide rate has risen by more than 20 percent in just two years, really after 30 years of decline in violent crime,” said Sessions on Nov. 14. We wanted to check out his numbers. Sessions got his information from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report for 2016. After doing some math, we found that from 2014 to 2016 violent crime rate increased …

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