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FBI Crime Report to Be Released Day of Debate, Could Boost Trump

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By    |   Tuesday, 13 Sep 2016 12:47 PM

Donald Trump could get a boost from an FBI crime report that is likely to be made public the morning of the first presidential debate in two weeks.

According to The Guardian, the bureau will release its 2015 crime data report on Sept. 26. Trump will square off with Democrat Hillary Clinton at Hofstra University that night for the first of three presidential debates ahead of the Nov. 8 election.

The data will most likely show a spike in murders nationwide last year, which will provide Trump with some hard data to back up his claims that the United States crime rate is on the up and citizens, particularly in cities, are not as safe under President Barack Obama as they once were.

A June study by the Department of Justice discovered that the murder rate increased by almost 17 percent in the 56 biggest cities in America last year.

Trump has often spoken about the nation's high crime rate and how he feels the Obama administration has not done enough to keep African-Americans safe. The FBI report could give those arguments more credibility.

Not all is doom and gloom, however. New York City enjoyed its lowest crime rate in its modern history last year, with major felonies, arrests, and criminal summonses all falling in 2015. The number of murders did slightly increase, however, but that rate is still down from what it was in 2010.

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