FBI: Violent Crimes Up For Second Year In A Row, Murders Up 8.6%

New figures from the FBI show that violent crimes are up for the second straight year in the U.S.

Violent crime rose just over 4 percent in 2016.  There was also a nearly-4 percent hike in 2015.  

Murders have increased 8.6 percent last year.  

It's the first time that a two-year increase has been logged in more than 10 years.  

The city of Chicago alone accounts for more than one-fifth of the nationwide murder increase last year.  

The Trump administration has warned about a dangerous rise in violent crime, often fueled by violent gangs.

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