Posted on September 19, 2013
The FBI released its final 2012 crime report yesterday and Chicago now can claim to be Murder Capital of the US. In your face New York!
“The city of Chicago registered more homicides than any city in the nation in 2012, surpassing even New York — despite the fact that the Second City has only one third as many residents as the Big Apple.
In new crime statistics released Monday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation reported 500 murders in Chicago in 2012, up sharply from the 431 recorded in 2011. New York reported 419 murders last year, compared with 515 in 2011.”
But when looking at murder rate, smaller cities like Flint or Detroit (obviously) are much more violent.
“But residents of Chicago and New York were much less likely to be victims of a homicide than residents of Flint, Mich. Sixty-three murders occurred in 2012 in Flint, a city of 101,632, 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.”
We wonder if the FBI has a Stanley Cup-like trophy that gets passed around from city to city each year. If so, we propose calling it the Coroner Cup. Can’t wait for that parade.
Posted on Sept 19, 2013 at 7:45AM