Police officers gather in front of a federal building (at center) on 1st Ave. near Madison Thursday afternoon in downtown Seattle, April 20, 2017 where a possible cop shooter was hiding. Two officers were shot after a robbery at 7/11 Thursday.  (Ellen M. Banner/The Seattle Times)
Police officers gather in front of a federal building on 1st Avenue near Madison 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. Updated

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