FBI Reports Rise in Murder Rates

Data missing from New York, Los Angeles, and other cities.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released preliminary data last week suggesting a 4.3 percent rise in murders in the United States since 2020. The report is finished, but it was missing data from the nation’s two largest cities, New York and Los Angeles. Complete information was also not available from the police departments of San Francisco and Phoenix.

This is the first report that fully relies on the FBI’s new crime reporting system, the National Incident-Based Reporting System. Slightly over 50 percent of U.S. law enforcement agencies were able to meet the March 2022 deadline for supplying full crime data sets.

Officials in the Justice Department and FBI said that the new approach to crime data collection will include details on previously unreported crimes, such as new data on drug offenses, human trafficking, bribery, and counterfeiting.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Director Wray to seek God’s guidance as he heads the FBI.
  • For Attorney General Merrick Garland to uphold the law impartially as he leads the Justice Department.

Sources: Fox News, Reuters


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