Source: Christian Science Monitor Posted: SEPTEMBER 26, 2016 By: Jason Thomson

The Federal Bureau of Investigation's annual crime report found that last year saw an increase in violent crimes, but that 2015 still represented the third-lowest year for violent crime since the 1990s.

Violent crime in the United States saw an increase in 2015, according to the annual report published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Yet digging deeper into the statistics, released on Monday, offers some solace to those seeking wider trends: While the numbers are higher than the two preceding years, they remain lower than at any other time in the past two decades.

Moreover, the more pronounced spike in homicides – higher than at any time since 2009 – has been driven largely by three cities, rather than representing a nationwide shift.

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