US murder rate rose in 2016 – but experts question claims of long-term trend
The Guardian - 09/25/2017
The two years of increases in murders come after the national numbers hit “a level that’s as low as we’ve had in decades”, said James Alan Fox, a criminologist at Northeastern University. Fox said it was not surprising that violence might increase after many years of success in reducing murders.
“Two years is not a relevant trend,” he said.