FBI data shows U.S. violent crimes decreased slightly in 2021
The estimated number of violent crimes in the U.S. decreased slightly in 2021, according to statistics released by the FBI.
Why it matters: The figures from President Biden's first year come as Republicans seek to make crime a major issue before the midterms, an issue that polls show voters give an edge to the GOP.
By the numbers: Violent crime volume decreased by 1% in 2021, from 1,326,600 in 2020 to 1,313,200.
The estimated number of murders increased from 22,000 in 2020 to 22,900 in 2021, a 4.3% increase.
Rates of robberies decreased 8.9% from 2020 to...