Murders rose sharply in 2020 but data is lacking across much of the country

Murders rose sharply in 2020 but data is lacking across much of the country
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The FBI released its annual Uniform Crime Report for 2020 on Monday, showing that the number of homicides increased nearly 30% from 2019, the largest single-year increase the agency has recorded since it began tracking these crimes in the 1960s.

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