Sessions: National murder rate had “largest increase since 1968”

As you have experienced right here in Memphis, violent crime is on the rise in America. The murder rate has surged 10 percent nationwide — the largest increase since 1968. Last year, this city experienced a 43 percent increase in homicides and ended up with the highest number of murders ever.

—Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Remarks on Violent Crime in Memphis, TN, May 25, 2017

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