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  • 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.

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