US crime: Is America seeing a surge in violence?

Posted on AllSides October 23rd, 2022
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As midterm elections approach in the United States, one of the key issues Republicans have been keen to focus on is crime.

They have spoken of record crime levels in Democrat-run cities, and accused them of being "the party of crime" under President Joe Biden.

We've taken a look at the violent crime trends across the US.

Is violent crime going up?

According to data released by the FBI, violent crime fell by an estimated 1% in 2021 compared with the previous year. However, the number of murders increased by...

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