The report released today also adjusts and corrects numbers for 2015, showing that the violent crime rate actually increased by 3.3 percent (as opposed to 3.1 percent, as previously reported) in 2015.
In Michigan the stats show an increase in violent crimes of just over 9 percent to more than 45,000 violent crimes past year.
The new numbers show that violent crime increased by 11 percent from 2015 in Myrtle Beach.
"For the sake of all Americans, we must confront and turn back the rising tide of violent crime", Sessions said in a statement on Monday. Attorney General Jeff Sessions last week previewed the FBI's data release in a. Violent crimes also jumped from 24,663 in 2015 to more than 30,000 past year.
Beyond a narrative told by national statistics, violent crime continues to be concentrated in a handful of large cities and experts caution that local nuance is critical to understanding the overall increase. "Crime is incredibly geographically conscience - not just Chicago verses other cities, but even within Chicago". Fordham University law professor John Pfaff pointed out that "five neighborhoods in Chicago explain 10 percent of the national increase in homicide rates", NBC reported. There were 16,470 known murders in the US previous year. Small towns experienced a significant increase in homicides, but it was still less than half of that seen in big cities (8.4% vs. 20.3%).
Since the early 1990s, as the USA population has grown, murders have dropped to about 14,000 a year. On top of homicides, Chicago also saw increases in 2016 in robberies, aggravated assaults, burglaries and motor vehicle thefts over the previous year. Clements noted that the Federal Bureau of Investigation reported the city had 10 homicides in 2016, but it actually ended up with 11.
Sessions has tied the increase in violent crime to "undermined" respect for police officers and, in a recent speech, connected Chicago's crime rates to the city's policies on undocumented immigrants, a contention disputed by the police there.
The FBI's annual report, which is based on data submitted by police departments and other law enforcement agencies, lags by about nine months.