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By Julia Harte WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Violent crime in the United States increased in 2015, particularly in big cities, but remained far below peak levels of the 1990s, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said in an annual report released on Monday. The report showed there were 1,197,704 homicides and other violent crimes last year, up from 1,153,022 in 2014. In 1996, violent crime reached an estimated 1,688,540, according to the FBI.
Six people were injured when a gunman opened fire in Houston, Texas on Monday just before daybreak, before police shot and killed him, police and firefighters said. Houston Fire Department spokesman Richard Mann said the injuries were of varying gravity with some people suffering gunshot wounds and others cut by broken glass. Police shot the shooter and there were no reports of other suspects, the Houston police department said on its Twitter account.