Wednesday 5 October 2022 10:13 PM US Murder rates rose by 4.3% with 22,900 killed in 2021, but stats DON'T ... trends now

Wednesday 5 October 2022 10:13 PM US Murder rates rose by 4.3% with 22,900 killed in 2021, but stats DON'T ... trends now
Wednesday 5 October 2022 10:13 PM US Murder rates rose by 4.3% with 22,900 killed in 2021, but stats DON'T ... trends now

Wednesday 5 October 2022 10:13 PM US Murder rates rose by 4.3% with 22,900 killed in 2021, but stats DON'T ... trends now

The FBI said murder rates in the US rose by 4.3 percent and rapes by 3.9 percent last year, but the numbers don't include the crime-ridden cities of New York or Los Angeles

In its annual analysis of crime in America, the FBI said their were about 22,900 murders in 2021, up from the 22,000 in 2020, which saw homicides soar by nearly 30 percent. 

The FBI also saw 107,500 rape reports, nearly a 4 percent increase, but overall crime was reportedly down 1 percent since robberies fell by 8.2 percent and aggravated assaults remained at about the same level as the previous year. 

Crime for New York City and Los Angeles, however, were absent in the FBI's data as police in the city failed to submit their records to the bureau's new collection systems, leaving the agency to fill in the blanks with estimates. 

It comes as both cities contend with more than 300 murders so far this year, with overall violent crime running rampant.

The FBI's annual crime report showed murders were up by 4.3 percent and rapes up by 3.9 percent last year in the US, but overall crime was reportedly down due to decreases in robberies and assaults. The data, however, is missing figures from NYC and LA

The FBI's annual crime report showed murders were up by 4.3 percent and rapes up by 3.9 percent last year in the US, but overall crime was reportedly down due to decreases in robberies and assaults. The data, however, is missing figures from NYC and LA

In 2020, the FBI announced a complete overhaul of its crime data collection system in order to improve the statistics about crime in the US. 

However, about 9,700 police agencies had initially failed to submit their crime reports to the correct system by the March 14 deadline, with New York and Los Angeles failing to submit any data all together.  

Analysts from the Brennan Center for Justice said the missing data has left the current image of crime in America muddied. 

'With so many agencies failing to report a full year of data for 2021, this year's annual crime data release will have significant blind spots,' the center said in a statement. 

Richard Rosenfeld, a criminologist at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, told USA Today that the missing data and estimates would raise uncertainty on where the nation needs to focus crime-fighting legislation and funds. 

'Clearly, there is uncertainty surrounding the data released today,' he said. 'Let's hope this is a one-year blip.' 

Overall violent crime in the Big Apple is up 33.6 percent from last year

Overall violent crime in the Big Apple is up 33.6 percent from last year

In the Big Apple, police reported 378 murders, down 13.5 percent from last year, but overall crime has spiked by 32.68 percent. 

New York City has also seen rapes jump from 1.137 cases last year to 1,249 so far this year, a nearly 10 percent rise. 

Robberies are also up 36.5 percent, and assaults and burglaries are up 15.9 and 31.5 percent respectively. 

While homicides are down so far this year, murders in New York City remain at the top of the headlines, with the city seeing its latest killing last Thursday. 

In the case, Peter Zisopoulos, 34, was charged with the 'barbaric and completely unprovoked,' stabbing death of Allison Russo-Elling, 61, a nearly 25-year veteran of the New York Fire Department who was among the 9/11 first responders. 

Peter Zisopoulus, 34, is perp walked Friday after killing an on-duty EMT on Thursday

Peter Zisopoulus, 34, is perp walked Friday after killing an on-duty EMT on Thursday

GRAPHIC WARNING: Zisopoulos is seen on surveillance camera stabbing Russo-Elling on Thursday afternoon in Queens

GRAPHIC WARNING: Zisopoulos is seen on surveillance camera stabbing Russo-Elling on Thursday afternoon in Queens

Allison Russo-Elling's picture was released by colleagues on Thursday evening by the New York City Fire Department detailing her long career as a front line worker

Allison Russo-Elling's picture was released by colleagues on Thursday evening by the New York City Fire Department detailing her long career as a front line worker

Russo-Elling was on her way to get food when Zisopoulous, who has history of schizophrenia, allegedly approached her and stabbed her in what authorities said was a random and completely unprovoked attack. 

The victim was left splayed on the corner with a deep, lethal stab wound to her chest, as well as approximately 18 smaller stab wounds to the upper and lower chest.

Russo-Elling was a mother, grandmother and also worked with the volunteer ambulance corps in Huntington, Long Island, where she lived.

She joined the FDNY as an EMT in 1998 and became a lieutenant in 2016. She worked out of Station 49 in Astoria, Queens at the time of her passing.

She was a first responder to the September 11, 2001 attacks and was credited multiple times for her 'bravery and her life-saving work,' said Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanaugh.

Although murderers are less frequent this year, the city contends with daily reports of assaults, with this year seeing a high number of bizarre attacks in the subway.   

On Sunday, two teenage girls were beaten up and robbed by a gang of women

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