Seattle police responded to the scene of a possible shooting in downtown in April 2017.  (Ellen M. Banner/The Seattle Times)
Seattle police gather in front of a federal building on 1st Avenue in downtown Seattle in April. (Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)

FBI: Violent crime up in Seattle and state in 2016, but murders specifically down

While violent crime increased in Seattle and Washington state last year compared to 2015, the city and state both saw double-digit decreases in the number of murders and non-negligent manslaughters committed during the same time period, according to FBI data released Monday.

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