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CONSTABLE, NY - JUNE 28: An ambulance, believed to be transporting convicted murderer David Sweat is escorted by N.Y. State Police to Alice Hyde Medical Center on June 28, 2015 in Constable, New York. Escaped inmate David Sweat has been shot by law enforcement and was put in custody in Constable, NY, north of Malone and near the Canadian border. On Friday Richard Matt, who escaped with Sweat, was shot and killed in the same area. More than 1,000 State Police, Border Patrol, correction officers, FBI and other law enforcement agencies have been searching for the pair since they were discovered missing from a prison in nearby Dannemora on June 6. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

The FBI is reporting an increase in violent crime for the first time in four years.

The Bureau announced its 2020 Crime Statistics on Monday, which shows a more than five percent increase compared to the year before. Murders and non-negligent manslaughter crimes also saw a dramatic increase of nearly 30-percent.

On a positive note, the FBI report shows a decrease in robbery and rape offenses. Property crimes also fell for the 18th consecutive year. The agency explained property crime victims lost 17-and-a-half-billion dollars last year.

Source: NPR