Columbia mayoral candidate Daniel Rickenmann held a press conference in Five Points this morning. He discussed the latest FBI crime report, and introduced his five point plan for public safety in the city.
The U.S. saw a rise in murders last year. The FBI released its 2020 Uniform Crime Report on Monday.
Violent crime is rising at an alarming rate in South Carolina. This afternoon, SLED released its preliminary crime statistics report for 2020.
The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division released the 2019 Crime in South Carolina report on Monday. The report shows a 6.7% increase in murder, a 4% increase in aggravated assaults and a 20% increase in assaults on law enforcement in 2019.