Homicides in the United States Reveal the City with Most Murders Is Chicago



FBI: 132 police killed while on duty in 2003. Of the total, which is eight deaths more than in 2002, 49 were killed in traffic accidents and 45 by firearms. Thirty-one of those killed with guns were wearing body armor at the time


There were approximately 4,743 lynchings in the U.S. between 1882 and 1968.

Bureau of Labor Statistics: 45 taxi drivers across the country were killed on the job in 2003, 37 of them shot to death.

City with the Most Murders: Chicago: 599

Chicago is America's murder capital. In the city with the most murders, homicides are down from 648 a year earlier and 665 in 2001. It is the first time since 1967 that the total has dipped below 600.

The nation's third-largest city still outpaced all others for the second time in three years. New York, with about three times the population, ends up among the cities with the most murders and closes the year out with 596 homicides. Los Angeles, which had the most murders in 2002 at 658, wound up with about 100 less than Chicago did last year.

Homicides in USA: New York: 596

Coming in second on the list of cities with the most murders, the final tally for 2003 was 596 homicides, up from 587 in 2002.

The murder rate in NY City was driven by the crack cocaine epidemic, hitting more than 2,000 in the early 1990's.

Third Position in Cities with the Most Murders: Los Angeles 505

Most murder victims: males in their teens or 20s, gang- or drug-related, on the weekends and half of murders were Latino. Blacks represented 39% & whites 7.

Detroit 361

Philadelphia 347 Houston 272/278 Baltimore 271

DC 198 247

PG County, MD

148 128

Phoenix 247

Dallas 235

Oakland 114

St. Columbus 112

Seattle 88

Birmingham 87

Pittsburgh 41/77

San Francisco 71

Gary 69 St.Louis 69

Charlotte 66

Cincinnati 66

Toronto 65

Richmond 64

Albuquerque 58//63

Rochester 57

Camden 44

Minneapolis 44

Utah 43

Boston 41

Greensboro 39

Wichita 21

Providence 19

Atlantic City 17

Maine 16

High Point 9

Puerto Rico 779

Black-on-black murder is the most serious environmental issue in the black community today. 


Black-on-Black murder is an insult to the sacrifices of our ancestors.


It is an insult to the sacrifices of Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and Huey Newton.  And two of them were killed by Blacks. 


German word for:

The guilty pleasure people secretly take in someone else's suffering.  It is usually generated by a person's own modest, uncelebrated, drab, dull, tedious and virtually purposeless life. But almost everybody rubber necks in the hope of seeing someone else's gore.