Is this the ‘Ferguson effect’ due to ‘Black Lives Matter’ demonstrations-riots-violence? ABC News reported the following:
Cities across the country suffered an uptick in violent crime last year, according to new statistics compiled by the FBI.
There were 1,197,704 violent crimes committed around the nation last year — a 3.9 percent increase from 2014, according to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report. However, last year’s statistics were still slightly lower than in 2011, and more than 16 percent below the 2006 level, the FBI said today.
It’s important to note that big jumps in violent crime in only a handful of U.S. cities can drive the national average up. Some cities, like Chicago and Los Angeles, saw more than 24,000 violent crimes each last year, while so many other cities and towns across the country experienced single-digit or no violent crimes at all.