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More Murders in Chicago Last Year Than Any Other US City

Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 11:18 PM

By Matthew Auerbach

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Chicago is atop a list no city would want to find itself on: more homicides were committed in the Windy City in 2012 than any other city in the United States, surpassing even New York, reports The Washington Post.

That fact is even more alarming when you consider Chi-town has only one-third the number of residents as the Big Apple.

According to new crime statistics released Monday by the FBI, there were 500 reported murders in Chicago in 2012, a jump from the 431 recorded in 2011.

New York reported 419 murders last year, compared with 515 in 2011.

The numbers were anything but good for two Michigan cities.

In Flint, a city of 101,632, there were 63 murders in 2012, meaning one in every 1,613 city residents were homicide victims.

Detroit, which experienced 386 homicides in 2012, was almost as unsafe; that’s enough murders to account for one in every 1,832 residents.

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