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New crime numbers show the murder rate in Chicago is keeping up with the record set in 2016, while homicides in Baltimore have reached such alarming levels that the mayor is getting federal assistance and requesting more support from the FBI.
For the first time in nearly 20 years, the city of Baltimore, Maryland, has experienced more than 100 murders before the end of April. After five people were killed last weekend, the total number of homicides in 2017 ticked up to 108, according to the Baltimore Sun. The last time the city experienced more murders by this point was 1993.
Since the population was greater in 1993, this year marks the city’s highest murder rate per capita ever, according to the Baltimore Sun. The murder rate in the city is up more than 30 percent compared to last year. Violent crime, shootings and robberies have also gone up by double-digit percentages from last year.
originally posted by: joemoe
An interesting analysis would be whether most of these cities are Blue or Red.
originally posted by: GeauxHomeYoureDrunk
a reply to: xuenchen
It's not just Baltimore and Chicago- it's the large cities in most of the states around the country. In my city last year broke all records for murders and homicides in the city's 237 year history, and this year so far looks like it's going to beat last year's record.
Louisville Homicides 2017
originally posted by: Snarl
a reply to: GeauxHomeYoureDrunk
These days, if I travel up to Looterville, I've got 4 firearms with me and a little more than 500 rounds of ammunition.
If I run into trouble up there ... I'm gonna effin' win!!