FBI Crime Report: How local statistics compare to national crime rates


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The newest numbers from the FBI show violent crime is up more than five percent nationally, with murders increasing by nearly 30 percent.

The 22News I-Team took an in depth look at the local statistics to see if they reflect national trends. We found that the amount of violent crime reported in Springfield is the third lowest since the FBI began releasing data in 1995.

How does the FBI compile this information, and how does local law enforcement use it? Watch 22News I-Team reporter Don Shipman’s report on FBI Crime Data Metrics, Tuesday on 22News at 6pm.

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