. New Orleans becomes murder capital of America, overtaking St. Louis « JO LEE MAGAZINE

FOX NEWS/New Orleans has overtaken St. Louis as the murder capital of America as the city sees a 141% increase in homicides when compared to recent years.

According to data from the Metropolitan Crime Commission, an organization that tracks crime and also tries to bring it down, there have been 52 homicides per 100,000 residents as of Sept. 11.

In St. Louis, there have been almost 45 homicides per 100,000 residents as of Sept. 17, according to data from the St. Louis Police Department.

By comparison, there have been almost 18 homicides in Chicago per 100,000 residents and 3.5 in New York City.

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