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FBI data shows U.S. violent crimes decreased slightly in 2021

Posted on AllSides October 5th, 2022
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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...

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