US crime rate shoots up: Report
Washington: The rate of violent crime in the US went up for the first time in nearly two decades, the justice department said Wednesday.
Violent crime in the country rose by 17 percent last year, which meant 5.8 million Americans age 12 and older, or 22.5 percent of every 1,000, were victims of such crime.
It is the first increase since 1993, Xinhua reported. The justice department report includes unreported crimes as well as those that were reported.
Many citizens admit they didn`t tell police about incidents in which they were victims. Roughly half of violent crime is unreported, according to the report.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Shocking: New ISIS video shows English-speaking boy beheading man
- Panel discussion over politicians using Dalits as vote banks
- DNA: Analysing problem of traffic jams choking Delhi roads - Part II
- DNA: Analysing problem of traffic jams choking Delhi roads
- Siachen: All 10 missing soldiers hit by avalanche confirmed dead
- Hashim Amla refuses to be interviewed by 'underdressed' Indian TV anchor: Report
- Scariest ever ghosts caught on camera, video goes viral - Watch
- Ravindra Jadeja gets engaged to Rajkot-based mechanical engineer Reeva Solanki
- 'Selfie' with Bulandshahr DM B Chandrakala lands 18-year-old in jail
- Smoking hot! Deepika Padukone's first look in 'xXx' with Vin Diesel creates storm!