St. Louis named murder capital of America – Report

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ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – St. Louis has the highest murder rate of any American city, according to news and information site 24/7 Wall Street.

The site reviewed information from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report in that agency’s 2015 crime report.

From 24/7 Wall Street:

Homicide figures, also referred to as murder or nonnegligent manslaughter, generally refer to deaths that occur as the result of a fight, assault, or commission of a crime. Cities were ranked by their murder rate: the total number of murders in 2015 adjusted for population. Murder rates are expressed as the number of murders for every 100,000 citizens.

St. Louis saw 188 murders in 2015, more than 18 percent increase from the year prior. This equates to 59.3 incidents for every 100,000 residents in the city.

Rounding out the top five were Baltimore, Detroit, New Orleans, and Birmingham.