Missouri has the highest African American murder rate in the US

ST. LOUIS, MO — A new report from the Violence Policy Center, shows Missouri has the highest African American murder rate in the US. The group based its findings on 2015 data from the FBI.

The report found that the rate of African American murders in Missouri is nearly two and half times the national rate.  Wisconsin ranked second, followed by Oklahoma.  Illinois ranked 18th in the nation.