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Deadliest U.S. cities. And you can guess what political color 18 out of 20 are. Not red.

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20. Columbus, Georgia

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The murder rate in Columbus is 20.94 per 100,000.

19. Cincinnati, Ohio

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The murder rate in Cincinnati is 21.1 per 100,000. The murder rate increased in the city by 2.2 per 100,000 from 2018 to 2019.

18. San Bernardino, California

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The murder rate in San Bernardino is 21.23 per 100,000.

17. Columbia, South Carolina

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The murder rate in Columbia is 21.68 per 100,000.

16. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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The murder rate in Philadelphia is 22.47 per 100,000.

15. Peoria, Illinois

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The murder rate in Peoria is 22.53 per 100,000.

14. North Charleston, South Carolina

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The murder rate in North Charleston is 22.55 per 100,000.

13. Washington, D.C.

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The murder rate in Washington, D.C., is 23.52 per 100,000.

12. Miami Gardens, Florida

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In Miami Gardens, the murder rate is 23.64 per 100,000.

11. Richmond, Virginia

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The murder rate in Richmond is 23.84 per 100,000.

10. Cleveland, Ohio

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The murder rate in Cleveland is 24.09 per 100,000.

9. Memphis, Tennessee


The murder rate in Memphis is 29.21 per 100,000.

8. Kansas City, Missouri

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The murder rate in Kansas City is 29.88 per 100,000.

7. New Orleans, Louisiana

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The murder rate in New Orleans is 30.67 per 100,000.

6. Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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The murder rate in Baton Rouge is 31.72 per 100,000.

5. Dayton, Ohio

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The murder rate in Dayton is 34.18 per 100,000. That number spiked nearly 7.8 per 100,000 residents from 2018 to 2019.

4. Detroit, Michigan

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The murder rate in Detroit is 41.45 per 100,000 residents.

In 2019, 275 people were murdered in that city.

3. Birmingham, Alabama

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In 2019, the murder rate in Birmingham was 50.62 per 100,000.

2. Baltimore, Maryland

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The murder rate in Baltimore is 58.27 per 100,000.

1. St. Louis, Missouri

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With 64.54 murders per 100,000 residents, St. Louis had the highest murder rate for any major American city in 2019.



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