Violent crime up across the country in first half of 2015: FBI

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Violent crime up across the country in first half of 2015: FBI
According to the FBI data, murders were up by 6.2 percent during the first half of 2015 compared to the first six months of 2014 - marking the first uptick in that category in four years. Aggravated assaults were up by 2.3 percent and rapes increased by 1.1 percent.

Violent crime rose across the country in the first six months of 2015 compared to the same period in 2014, according to preliminary data released Tuesday by the FBI. The statistics are sure to fuel speculation over the connection between policing reforms and crime rates, specifically the “Ferguson effect” theory of chilled police. But public safety…