US: Violent Crime Rate Dropped In 2022 – FBI Report

US: Violent Crime Rate Dropped In 2022 – FBI Report

Hates crimes highest in over a decade in US
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A report released on Monday by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) revealed that violent crimes in the United States decreased by 1.7 percent in 2022 compared with the previous year.

The report which is published annually also contains data on other cases of crime in the United States.

According to the FBI, reported rape cases dropped by 5.4 percent, and murder and manslaughter cases decreased by 6.1 percent after climbing in the preceding two years.

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Although the number of homicides has decreased since the country had an uptick in murders in 2020, it is still greater than it was in the years before the coronavirus epidemic. Homicides rose by 25% in 2022 compared to 2019.

Robbery increased by 1.3 percent while aggravated assault declined by 1.1 percent.

The Monday FBI report highlights how widespread gun violence has grown in the United States and how it is taking more young lives.

Property crimes, primarily carjackings and thefts, increased by 7.1%.

Statistics for occurrences involving ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation were also released by the FBI.

Less than 1% more hate crimes were committed last year compared to the year before, with anti-Black, anti-Jewish, and anti-gay male occurrences leading each category.

The White House was alerted to the hate crime figures and highlighted that over half of all recorded religion-based hate crimes were anti-Semitic, which saw a 25 percent increase in 2022.

“The data is a reminder that hate never goes away, it only hides. Any hate crime is a stain on the soul of America,” President Joe Biden said in a statement.

Following the attack by Hamas on Israel, Biden said that he had instructed government organizations “to prioritize the prevention and disruption of any emerging threats that could harm Jewish, Muslim, Arab American, or any other communities.”

According to a report in New York Times, data from the FBI report particularly on homicide, debunks the claim that violence in the country is on the rise and that attempts to curb police brutality and lower imprisonment rates in the country are allowing crime to remain high.


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