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Police: FBI Data Show Crime, Murder Rates Still at Historic Lows

New FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics out Monday show that crime and murder rates remain at historically low numbers. The report, which analyzed crime rates for 2016, also found that some major cities are seeing improvements in their crime rates. “Experience has taught us that focusing police resources on combating local violence will help keep crime down. But false narratives about a national crime wave will not help,” said Ronal Serpas, chairman of Law Enforcement Leaders. “They make it harder for law enforcement to implement proven tactics that address the real issues, instead of the myths. We hope the administration will focus on supporting local law enforcement’s efforts to swiftly combat violence in these cities, rather than perpetuating these myths.”