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Murder rate in cities projected to rise by 13 percent in 2016

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The overall crime rate in 2016 is projected to be nearly the same as last year — but both violent crime and the murder rate are expected to rise, according to a new report.

A report by NYU Law School’s Brennan Center for Justice projects only a slight increase in overall crime in America’s 30 largest cities — 1.3 percent — though 12 cities are expected to see drops. The decreases are offset by spiraling crime in Chicago (+9.1 percent) and Charlotte (+17.5 percent). – READ MORE

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