The first three months of 2024 saw a continued drop in levels of violent crime and murder across the country, according to data released by the FBI on Monday – a trend that Attorney General Merrick Garland called “historic.”

Reported incidents of violent crime dropped 15% between January and March of this year compared to the same period last year, according to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Data.

Murders dropped by more than 26% in the same time period, the data shows.

The FBI has not released details about the number of incidents for the categories of crime. It will do so when 80% participation levels are met, the agency said.

  • @eestileib
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    31 month ago

    Yeah, well. Ignoring the crime done by Republicans will do that.