Baltimore turned out to be one of the deadliest American cities in 2016, boasting a murder rate that was almost double Chicago’s.
Baltimore saw 318 homicides in 2016, which represented a 7 percent decrease from 2015’s 344 homicides, reports AMI Newswire. Baltimore came in with the second highest murder rate, second only to St. Louis, Mo.
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Chicago received a lot of media attention after the Chicago Police Department announced that 762 murders were committed in 2016. Despite those numbers, Baltimore experienced a higher murder rate per resident than Chicago.
Baltimore had a murder rate of 51 per every 100,000 citizens, compared to Chicago’s murder rate of 28 per every 100,000 people. New York City, in the mean time, only had a murder rate of 3.9 for every 100,000.