Monday, September 26, 2016

FBI: Murder in America Up Nearly 10%, at 5-Year High

The Washington Free Beacon reports:
Murder rates increased almost 10 percent between 2014 and 2015, according to a FBI report released on Monday.

The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program’s Crime in the United States report shows 13,455 murders were committed last year compared to 12,270 in 2014, an increase of 1,185 or 9.7%. It’s also the most murders since 2009 when the FBI reported there were 13,752.

Rates of gun murders saw a similar increase. The FBI reports there were 9,616 murders committed with a firearm in 2015 compared to 8,312 in 2014, an increase of 1,304 or 15.7%. That represents the most gun murders since 2007 when there were 10,129.
One wonders how many of those murders were committed by law abiding gun owners?