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Chicago tops New York as murder capital of America; the top 15 cities

chicagoIn a news flash that will catch absolutely no one by surprise, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is confirming that Chicago is now the murder capital of the nation.

Tragically, this has been a long time coming for the nation’s third-largest city. Chicago’s violence and homicide rate has skyrocketed the last several summers, but with the horrific and terrifying episode where 13 people were shot on a basketball court, including toddlers, the mammoth city’s violent rate has reached emergency levels.

According to the crime statistics released this week by the U.S. Department of Justice, Chicago had more homicides in 2012 than any other city in the country. There were 500 murders in Chicago in 2012, the FBI said, surpassing New York City, which had 419.

The dubious title of “murder capital” was most recently hung over the neck of the Statue of Liberty in New York, according to statistics compiled by the FBI. Keep in mind, however, that the Big Apple has three times the population spread over five boroughs (or mini cities) as compared to the Windy City. In 2011, there were 515 homicides in the Big Apple, compared to 431 in Chicago.

Almost 70 percent of those slayings in “the Chi” involved a firearm.

Despite those large numbers, residents in Chicago and New York were still less likely to be victims of a homicide than other metropolitan cities.

How can that be? In Flint, Mich., for example, there were 63 killings — a staggering number when you consider Flint’s population is 101,632 — “meaning one in every 1,613 city residents were homicide victims,” according to the FBI crime statistics. In Detroit, where 386 killings occurred in 2012, one in 1,832 were homicide victims.

Check out this list of the cities with the most homicides in 2012.

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1 Comment

  1. mdottwo on September 22, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Has anybody made the connection between over 300,000 gun-running illegal alien Latin Lords gangbangers given “sanctuary” in the Democrat “Sanctuary Cook Country,” and the correlating rise in guns in the hands of black gangbangers and individual black criminals? Fast and Furious was not a made-for-TV movie.

    This is a systematic plan to drive black residents out of Chicago proper. They are using the insane few to instill fear in the overall community, and force black residents to make the decision to leave and live, or stay and possibly lose a family member. Given the level of surveillance techniques that are available, authorities can find anybody they want to find. These obscene murders are being armed to act as domestic terrorists against their own people. I wouldn’t be surprised if these baby murders weren’t also high on mind altering drugs when they commit these heinous acts against humanity.

    Wake up! Connect the dots! Why would they put a Whole Foods in Englewood, unless they are planning to gentrify the area. Solidly middle class people cannot afford to shop at Whole Foods; working class people cannot even afford to walk through their doors. This is part of the larger plan.

    Black Chicago residents need to organize to protect their own neighborhoods in an efficient manner that will yield results. The objective should be to identify everybody within a designated area. Have a neighborhood oversight council that would be made aware of who is living within their borders, and what they do for a living. They should put out a call to all black ex marines, ex navy seals, ex army intelligence people from around the nation, to come to Chicago and consult with the neighborhood councils on the best techniques to flush out prospective terrorists, and how to maintain community security.

    Black Chicagoans, this is your city. Take charge of your neighborhoods. Demand to stay in this city. Get rid of these young, mindless black terrorists that are destroying the lives of all black youth in Chicago.