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US faced surge in violent crimes during 2015

20 January 2016 10:12

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The US Federal Bureau of Investigation says there was a surge in violent crimes such as murder, robbery, and rape in large US cities in the year 2015.

“All of the offenses in the violent crime category — murder and non-negligent manslaughter, rape… aggravated assault, and robbery — showed increases when data from the first six months of 2015 were compared with data from the first six months of 2014,” said the FBI semiannual report on crime statistics released on Tuesday.

According to the report, the number of rape cases increased 9.6 percent, murders rose 6.2 percent, aggravated assaults upped 2.3 percent, and robbery offenses surged 0.3 percent.

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