Thursday, October 01, 2015

America's new murder capital is St. Louis

Detroit still has a sky-high crime rate but there is some good news for the Motor City. The United States has a new murder capital.

From the Detroit News:
Detroit has been toppled from its perch atop the list of cities with the highest murder rate.

But the Motor City’s overall violent crime rate remains the nation’s worst for the second straight year for cities of more than 100,000 residents, according to FBI crime statistics released this week.

St. Louis, with a murder rate of 50 per 100,000 people, topped Detroit’s rate of 44. The Gateway City, with a population of about 318,000, had 159 murders last year, according to the data. Detroit had 298 murders in 2014, down from 316 in 2013, a 6 percent drop.

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