Murder rate rises at fastest pace since 1970s, remains near historic lows ‒ report

The timing of this report is helpful since Trump has repeatedly cited false statistics: 

“The murder rate in our country is the highest it’s been in 47 years, right?  Did you know that?  Forty-seven years,” Trump said, blaming the media for not reporting it. “But the murder rate is the highest it’s been in, I guess, from 45 to 47 years.”

Here’s the real info, via The Economist

The Economist on Twitter

The murder rate in America is probably rising at its fastest pace since the 1970s. But it’s still historically low

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Average homicide rate in 50 cities vs national average, compiled by @TheEconomist