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Homicides rose by 30% in 2020: US records the largest increase in murders since records began in 1960

The US murder rate rose by an unprecedented 30 percent in 2020, according to the FBI's preliminary Uniform Crime Report. The previous biggest increase was in 1968, when homicides rose 12.7 percent in a year. source :Federal Bureau of Investigation.

By ALYSSA GUZMAN

FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

The US saw the biggest rise in murders last year since national records began in 1960, according to preliminary data from the FBI.

The US murder rate rose by an unprecedented 30 percent in 2020, according to the FBI’s preliminary Uniform Crime Report.

Last year there were 6.55 murders per 100,000 people in the US, compared to just 5.0 murders per 100,000 in 2019, the FBI reported.

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