Murders up 10.8% in biggest percentage increase since 1971, FBI data shows

Rising violence in 2015 driven by increase in murders of black men and gun crime, as experts brace for political ‘hysteria’ amid 2016 election

Murders in the US rose 10.8% last year, the biggest single-year percentage jump since 1971, according to data released Monday by the FBI.

The rising violence was driven by an increase in the murders of black men, and by an increase in the number of gun murders. At least 900 more black men were killed in 2015 than in 2014, according to FBI data.

There were roughly 1,500 additional firearm murders in 2015. No other type of weapon saw a comparable increase. The number of knife murders dropped slightly.

Funny, but this Guardian article makes no mention of “Black on Black crime”… I wonder why?

  • canminuteman

    I read a story on the CBC site today (don’t ask why) about four people being shot in Malmo. There was no mention of Islam, mo mention of migrant, just the statement that “there has been a big increase in gang violence in Malmo over the past decade. At least they covered the story I suppose.

    • They must have very poor reporters to have missed such obvious aspects of the story.

  • stubb

    You’re a strong man indeed if you can overcome the bucking, heaving frenzies of non-stop projectile vomiting that invariably afflict me when reading any Guardian article.

  • DMB

    I don’t know if this is true or not but from listening to a Pastor Manning video he stated that the black population in the U.S. has gone down from 40 million to 31 million in just over 20 years due to primarily murder and abortion. In Canada they seem to be increasing through immigration. What is going on in America’s black community is a reckoning. They will either have to make a massive cultural shift or they will be decimated replaced by Hispanics. In Canada we will see the violent crime brought here from blacks from Africa (mostly Somalia), Caribbean and the U.S. as they bring their cultural, religious baggage here.

  • Frances

    It’s happening in Canada – look at the Calgary Stampeder taken out by a black “teen” (he’s 19) on the weekend.