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Violent Crime Stays Flat Nationally, Louisiana Still Leads States for Murder

According to the FBI's latest Uniform Crime Report, overall crime rates are stable but regional variations are quite large.
A police officer removes crime scene tape after a shooting at a playground in New Orleans, in 2015. Source: Cheryl Gerber

Violent crime stayed essentially flat last year, just released by the FBI. Those crimes were down by 0.2 percent last year, after a sharp increase of more than 5 percent the year

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