Murder Rates

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According to the latest FBI statistics murder rates are up in Mississippi but down in neighboring Alabama.

According to the FBI's Uniform Crime Report, Mississippi has experienced in a 22.5-percent increase in murders since 1999, while Alabama has experienced a 16-percent decrease for that same time period.

While murder rates are on the decline in Alabama, the news for the state is not all good.

According to the report there's been an increase in almost all other areas of crime including that involving property, rapes and robberies.