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Murder rate in U.S. cities with 250k or more residents in 2019

In 2019, Baltimore in Maryland recorded the highest homicide rate of U.S. cities with a population over 250,000, at 58.27 homicides per 100,000 residents. However, homicide data was not received by all U.S., meaning that there may be some cities with a higher homicide rate. For example, no dat was recorded for St. Louis, Missouri, who recorded the highest homicide rate in 2018, amounting to 60.94 homicides per 100,000 residents.

St. Louis


St. Louis is the second-largest city by population in Missouri. It is home to many famous treasures such as the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team, Washington University in St. Louis, the Saint Louis Zoo, and the renowned Gateway Arch. It is home to many corporations such as Monsanto, Arch Coal, and Emerson Electric. The economy of St. Louis is centered around business and healthcare, and in addition is home to ten Fortune 500 companies.

Crime in St. Louis


Despite all of this, St. Louis suffers from high levels of crime and violence. In 2018, it was listed as the 13th most dangerous city in the world as a result of their extremely high murder rate. Not only did St. Louis have the highest homicide rate in the United States, it also had the second-highest number of violent crimes in 2019. In spite of high crime levels, the GDP of the St. Louis metropolitan area has been increasing since 2001, and saw a significant spike between 2017 and 2018.

Rate of homicides in U.S. cities with populations greater than 250,000 in 2019 (per 100,000 residents)*

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Release date

September 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

2019

Supplementary notes

* The source only includes data for metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) where at least 75 percent of the agencies within the MSA reported data and for which the principal city/cities submitted 12 months of complete data for 2019. Accordingly, data for cities in the following large MSAs are not included: New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Seattle, Denver, St Louis, Charlotte, Pittsburgh, Kansas City and Indianapolis.

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