New federal figures on violent crime are in.

FOX's Chris Foster reports:

Violent crime up 1.7% in the first half of last year, that was just reported by the FBI based on numbers voluntarily submitted by local law enforcement.

So, just a sample, and no reasons are given. That increase includes murder, rape, aggravated assault, and robbery.

Burglary and arson, down, the first half of 2015.

Chris Foster, FOX News.