Recently, President Obama was quoted saying "there is no growing crime wave" in America. He also went on to say that crime rates in the U.S. have remained at historic lows under his presidency, a lofty remark.
According to FBI crime reports, there has actually been a 10.8% increase in murders alone during the period from 2014-2015. The increase is the single largest jump in murders since 1971. There also has been a 3.9% increase in violent crime overall, according to the reports.
The Brennan Center for Justice, a liberal organization, reported that violent crime surged in 2015 and in 2016:
"The  violent crime rate is projected to rise slightly, by 5.5 percent, with half the increase driven by Los Angeles (up 13.3 percent) and Chicago (up 16.2 percent). The violent crime rate is projected to rise slightly, by 5.5 percent, with half the increase driven by Los Angeles (up 13.3 percent) and Chicago (up 16.2 percent). Nationally, the murder rate is projected to increase 31.5 percent from 2014 to 2016 — with half of additional murders attributable to Baltimore, Chicago, and Houston."
Obama also claimed there has been peace in America under his presidency, despite the high number of ambush killings on police officers, or the riots from the terror group Black Lives Matter.
Ironically, Obama's home city of Chicago saw an increase its larger than New York and Los Angeles murders combined.
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