TRUMP WAS RIGHT: MURDER AND VIOLENT CRIME SPIKED IN 2016

[4/19/17]  Looks like President Trump wasn’t so crazy when he said crime is on the rise in America’s cities.

According to a new study by the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law, the national murder rate rose in 2016 by 8 percent, mostly because of violence in a handful of American cities.

The study founds that three cities—Baltimore, Chicago and Houston—”account for around half of the increase in murder in major cities between 2014 and 2016.”

In the 30 largest American cities, the murder rate rose by about 14 percent from 2015 to 2016. Chicago accounted by 43.7 percent of the increase in urban murders in 2016.