Chicago now murder capital of U.S., FBI says

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Dylan Stableford, Yahoo! News
53 minutes ago
Move over New York, the Second City is now the murder capital of America.

According to new crime statistics released this week by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Chicago had more homicides in 2012 than any other city in the country. There were 500 murders in Chicago last year, the FBI said, surpassing New York City, which had 419.

In 2011, there were 515 homicides in the Big Apple, compared with the 431 in Chicago.

But as the Washington Post noted, residents of Chicago and New York were much less likely to be victims of a homicide than some Michigan residents. In Flint, for example, there were 63 killings — a staggering number when you consider Flint's population is 101,632 — "meaning 1 in every 1,613 city residents were homicide victims." In Detroit, where 386 killings occurred in 2012, 1 in 1,832 were homicide victims.

Guns were used in the vast majority of slayings in the United States last year. According to the FBI data, 69.3 percent involved a firearm.

Overall, violent crime — homicides and aggravated assaults — was up less than 1 percent in 2012, according to FBI data.

There was some good news in the report. The estimated number of burglaries declined 3.7 percent in 2012, and property crimes (down 0.9 percent) fell for the 10th straight year.

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Cities with the most homicides in 2012

1. Chicago | 500
2. New York | 419
3. Detroit | 386
4. Philadelphia | 331
5. Los Angeles | 299
6. Baltimore | 219
7. Houston | 217
8. New Orleans | 193
9. Dallas | 154
10. Memphis | 133
11. Oakland | 126
12. Phoenix | 124
13. St. Louis | 113
14. Kansas City | 105
15. Indianapolis | 101

Source: FBI
http://news.yahoo.com/chicago-murder-capital-of-america-fbi-142122290.html
 
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You mean it already wasn't?

And umm how about you base it per capita... then it gets really scary...

Actually New Orleans is worse at 57.88 per 100,000 and is the only US city in the Top 50 cities with the highest per capita murder rates... well for 2011.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cities_by_murder_rate

Chicago is 18.7 per 100,000...
 
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Creasy Bear

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Arch Stanton

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You put a scanner app on a smartphone and Chicago has the most listeners by hundreds at all times.
 

mascan42

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Detroit's only down because everybody worth killing already moved out.
 

Voodoo Ben

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and the news is talking about the new Grand Theft Auto right now.
 

samurai

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Per capita, Chicago is 9th or 10th in murders..so I'm not worried.

Mostly 'cause I haven't worked on the Sout side for several years.
 

mr. sin

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happening now

IL | CHICAGO |**SHOOTING**| 1801 W WOOD ST | U/D TOTAL OF 10 PATIENTS, 7 RED, 1 YELLOW, 2 GREEN. 1 PATIENT REPORTED TO BE CHILD. THIS SHOOTING OCCURRED AT THE BASKETBALL COURT
 

gleet

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happening now

IL | CHICAGO |**SHOOTING**| 1801 W WOOD ST | U/D TOTAL OF 10 PATIENTS, 7 RED, 1 YELLOW, 2 GREEN. 1 PATIENT REPORTED TO BE CHILD. THIS SHOOTING OCCURRED AT THE BASKETBALL COURT
Injuns, Chinaman and Martian?
 
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Early start to the weekend I see... gathering it was nice weather yesterday.
 

samurai

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It's also a full Moon. It'll get worse.

Not for me, howeverz, I don't have a Bassetball hoop up anymore.
 

Neckbeard

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Chicago does not have a gun problem. It has a black and hispanic male violence problem.

The city is roughly 1/3 black, white and hispanic and just look at the disparity in the murder numbers over 20 years

 
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