Murder rate jumped in 2016

Three cities, Chicago, Baltimore and Houston responsible of one-half of all murders. The deadly spike concentrated in just a handful of U.S. cities, the deadly spike concentrated in just a handful of U.S. cities.

…just a few U.S. cities played an outsized role in the nationwide uptick in the murder rate in recent years and had a distorting effect on the overall murder rate. Three cities ― Baltimore, Chicago and Houston ― “account for around half of the increase in murder in major cities between 2014 and 2016,”

Chicago had the largest increase at 29%. All cities with spike in the murder rate are run by Democrats, of course. All are “sanctuary cities.”


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