Police Department Survey: Violent Crime Up in Major Cities

FORT MYERS, FL - JULY 25: Police remove the crime scene tape after finishing their investigation of the shooting outside of Club Blu where two people were killed and at least 15 wounded on July 25, 2016 in Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by
According to the MCCA survey, the police departments of major cities reported a total of 2,308 homicides during the first half of 2016 compared to 2,001 during the first half of 2015. Additionally aggravated assaults increased from 68,990 in the first half of 2015 to 70,809 so far this year, non-fatal shootings grew from 6,362 to 6,965 this year to date, and robberies have also increased from 46,182 during the first half of 2015 to 47,294 this year.