St. Louis named 'murder capital' of America - KMOV.com

St. Louis named 'murder capital' of America

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ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – St. Louis has been named the “murder capital” by 24/7 Wall St.

To compile the list 24/7 Wall St. reviewed date from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program.

According to the list, St. Louis has 59.3 incidents for every 100,000 residents, more than any other city, and had 188 homicides in 2015, an 18.3 percent increase from 2014.

Baltimore, Detroit, New Orleans and Birmingham rounded out the top five “murder capitals.”

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