The FBI’s Uniform Crime Report (UCR) indicates that knives or cutting tools were used in over twice as many homicides across the United States in 2021 compared to people who used rifles to commit murder.
According to the agency’s annual data, 447 people were killed with rifles last year, while 1,035 people were killed with “knives or cutting instruments.”
Overall, murders increased from 22,000 in 2020 to 22,900 in 2021, or a 4.3 percent increase, according to figures released by the FBI earlier this month. The analysis also revealed that the aggregate estimated volume of violent crimes—which includes murder and nonnegligent manslaughter, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault—decreased by 1 percent nationwide in 2021….
Source: The Epoch Times