- Associated Press - Friday, May 6, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation reports a 35.4 percent increase in murder in Oklahoma from 2014 to 2015 - from 178 slayings in 2014 to 241 in 2015.

The OSBI said Friday that other violent crime did not change dramatically and nonviolent crime decreased by 5 percent.

Violent crimes tracked by the OSBI include rape, robbery, and aggravated assault while nonviolent crime includes burglary, larceny, and auto theft.

The agency is required to collect the statistics and later this month will publish a report on crime for 2015.

The OSBI said it can’t offer an opinion on the increase in the murder rate.

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