The number of premeditated and negligent homicides in the United States in 2020 increased by 29.4% compared to 2019. This, as Trend reports with reference to Gazeta.ru, was reported on the official website of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
“The number of aggravated assaults increased by 12.1%, the number of homicides and inadvertent homicides increased by 29.4%,” – said in a press release from the US department.
In total, in 2020, the states recorded more than 1.2 million violent crimes.
At the same time, the number of crimes against property (theft, burglary, vehicle theft) fell by 7.8%. The FBI notes that the decline in this type of crime has been happening for 18 years in a row.
Earlier it became known that a man in the United States, who mistakenly underpaid 43 cents for a bottle of soda at a gas station, is being held on bail of $ 50 thousand and faces up to seven years in prison.