According to a report released under the Unified Crime Reporting program by the FBI, our nations murder and violent crime rates are on the rise.
The report highlighted that in 2015 (year of which report covered) there was a 3.9 percent rise in violent crime. The report showed there were 1,197,704 violent crimes during 2015, a rise of 3.9 over 2014 numbers.
All crime seems against a person, i.e. murder, assault, rape, are on the rise in 2015.
The crimes against property, burglary, and vehicle theft has seen a significant drop over the same time period.
The full report can be found at 2015 Crime in the United States.
United Crime Report
FBI 2016 crime report