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Which city is the murder capital of the country?

• By Walter E. Block

There is some debate as to which US metropolis gets the gold medal in this regard.

According to one calculation (annual number of murders per 100,000 population) this is the lineup:

St. Louis, MO (69.4)

Baltimore, MD (51.1)

New Orleans, LA (40.6)

Detroit, MI (39.7)

Cleveland, OH (33.7)

Las Vegas, NV (31.4)

Kansas City, MO (31.2)

Memphis, TN (27.1)

Newark, NJ (25.6)

Chicago, IL (24)

Cincinnati, OH (23.8)

Philadelphia, PA (20.2)

Milwaukee, WI (20.0)

Tulsa, OK (18.6)

Pittsburgh, PA (18.4)

Indianapolis, IN (17.7)

Louisville, KY (17.5)

Oakland, CA (17.1)

Washington D.C. (17.0)

Atlanta, GA (16.7)

According to another study, New Orleans is now number 1. However you calculate it, there is no debate that the murder rate is high and rising.

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