Homicides In These 4 Cities Are Spiking To The Highest Levels In 20 Years

Tyler Durden's picture

Over the past year we've frequently written about the alarming homicide rates in Chicago (see "Chicago Violence Worst In 20 Years: 'Not Seen This Level Of Disrespect For Police Ever'").  But, the Wall Street Journal recently conducted an analysis of homicide data since 1985, for the 35 largest cities in the United States, and found that Chicago isn't the only place where violent crime is surging.  As it turns out, murder rates are also spiking in Baltimore, Milwaukee and Memphis, all of which have in the past two years approached or exceeded the records set a quarter-century ago, when cities across the country were plagued by gang wars and a booming crack trade.

In fact, according to the WSJ analysis, 27 of the country’s 35 largest cities saw per capita homicide rates rise since 2014.

Murders in Chicago last year rose to their highest rate since 1996, with 27.8 homicides for every 100,000 residents, based on police and the latest census data. Memphis equaled its highest rate last year in a Federal Bureau of Investigation database that goes back to 1985, at 32 murders per 100,000 residents.


The pace has continued in some of these places in the first seven weeks this year, with 47 people killed in Baltimore, putting the city on track for one of the highest annual rates since at least 1970.


In Chicago, there were 330 shootings so far as of Friday, compared with 324 over the same period last year. And in Milwaukee, 17 people have been killed, compared with nine at this point last year.

Meanwhile, on a per capita basis, homicides rates in Baltimore and Memphis actually exceeded Chicago in 2016 with Milwaukee not far behind.



Baffled public policy "experts" have struggled to pin down a specific reason for the recent surge in violent crime attributing the spikes to everything from bad policing to increased drug trafficking to highly publicized police shootings of black men. 

The homicide surge doesn’t directly correlate to the size of the police force. Baltimore has more officers per 10,000 residents than New York, for instance. And Milwaukee and Memphis are among the 10 cities that have the most officers per population.


Meanwhile, the four cities with rising crime share elevated rates of poverty and unemployment—but the levels are similar to Philadelphia’s, where the violent crime rate is its lowest in three decades.


“It’s likely that local drug markets are playing an important role,” said Richard Rosenfeld, a criminologist at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The other issue, he said, could be “the withdrawal of some local communities [from cooperating with police] and police disengagement.”


The murder surge in Baltimore, Chicago and Milwaukee followed highly publicized police killings of black men.

Of course, one of the last efforts of the Obama Department of Justice was to label the Chicago police department as nothing more than a bunch of racist, hate-mongering bullies who routinely resort to the use of "deadly force" in violation of the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution....which must be the reason for the rising crime there.

And while we're on the topic, here are the latest stats on Chicago's violent crime patterns courtesy of HeyJackAss!.

Daily homicide rates have seemingly increased in recent weeks along with warmer temperatures...



...while YTD homicides are tracking almost exactly inline with the violent 2016 levels.

Chicago Murders


Of course the majority of homicides continue to be concentrated in just a handful of neighborhoods...


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migra's picture

Lets be specific here. Its black on black murders so Fat AL, Jesse and the Rainbow crew can't any money off it. So it does not matter to the lame stream media. Nothing to see here. Move along..

Troy Ounce's picture


US Gubbemint > Wall Street > Dyncorp > Organ harvesting > $$$$

AtATrESICI's picture

Bring in lots of Muslim migrants with strong connections to the Afghanistan Heroin trade. Crime stats will respond forthwith.

DownWithYogaPants's picture

All I can say is you up in Chicago should keep up the good work.  The more of you inner city protected class that die the louder the angels sing.

AtATrESICI's picture

Unapologetic promotion of diversity in cities that are drug transhipment points is the party line. Got to keep those pleb $$$s rolling up to the top.

cheka's picture

and their are millions of them in skoolz right now with same/worse attitudes.  it has only begun

raised on trayvon and michael, broken homes, in skoolz that dept of edu dictates they can't discipline them, demanding and getting handouts every day...

so violent, entitled, immoral, hate-filled deviants in bull market

Son of Loki's picture

Black Democrat Mayors or angry white libtard mayor like DeeBlazzio.

Paul Kersey's picture

One thing you don't hear people say is, "I wouldn't be caught dead in Baltimore".

marathonman's picture

With the price of weed threatened by legalization, it's getting harder for the dealers to make a living.  Just think what the gangs would do if cocaine was legalized.  Prices go down.  Profit goes corporate.  Brothers fight even harder...

The_Juggernaut's picture

FYI - legal weed in Oregon costs more than illegal weed did prior to legalization.

Tarshatha's picture

Clearly Democrates are very violent people.

I can see why they are always wanting to ban guns given their propensity for violence.

MalteseFalcon's picture

When you handcuff the police in life threatening situations, it is no surprise that the police will simply step back.

That vacuum gets filled with a lot more death.

Thus Baltimore, Memphis, Milwaukee and Chicago.

Tiwin's picture

Nice fakeass talking point there Falcon.

Go back to your donuts.

Everytime a cop gets killed , or a gangbanger for that matter , an angel gets her wings.

Cops are gangbangers in blue. Stealing , torturing,Protecting prostitution and drugs everywhere - including YOUR town, and killing white guys twice as often as they kill blacks , though you wouldnt know it from teevee.


It is Feb 22 and the motherfucking jackbooted thug police subhuman monsters have already MURDERED 191 Americans without a trial by a jury.Dosent bother you a bit does it?

You police cock suckers dont care about the Law , you care about continuing your enterprises and feeding at the public trough at pension time fuck yeah.

Keep on SPEWING lameass fake talking points.

Those of us with more than two brain cells or an ounce of humanity can see right through that shit.

MEFOBILLS's picture

Don't make the black kids angry.  White girl bleed a lot.  The hoax of black victimization.

Colin Flaherty's youtube channel.

Is it really the police who are the agressors, or are they the victims?  Judge for yourself:




Hugh_Jorgan's picture

Cities are places are running at peak entitlement these days. No job, none needed. The idle mind is evil's workshop.

nmewn's picture

And to think, it wasn't but a few short years ago that the progs were saying it is better to just "pay them off" to stay inside their "warehouses" so there would be safety and contentment for the progs in their penthouses, for if they didn't, why, there would be complete...anarchy & bedlam in the streets below!!!

Yeah, so hows that strategy workin out for ya progs? ;-)

SWRichmond's picture

I have had liberal acquaintances say literally those words: "pay them off" to "stay in their neighborhoods".  One of them actually said "throw them scraps" to "pacify" them.

Liberals absolutely loath blacks. Always have.

nmewn's picture

My sincerest wish is that a majority of people will one day see these assholes for the inhuman reprobates they are. 

shocktherapy's picture

 'If you are not a part of the solutionyou are a part of the problem.'

End of the month Tyler Durden all these ads on the site most not be paying the bills. 

o Rural crime is a problem and may be increasing. o Rural areas are often used to produce drugs, such as marijuana and methamphetamines. o Rural areas are used as transshipment points for such illegal goods as drugs, stolen auto parts, and illegal cash. o Some have argued that urban crime networks, such as street gangs, are setting up "franchises" or "satellite operations" in rural areas. o Rural areas have special crime problems, such as organized theft of livestock, equipment, and grain, for which urban police are poorly trained, yet which may be enormously costly to both the victim and society.
nmewn's picture

fyi...a lot of "the justice" goes unreported out here in the sticks and if it does get reported its usually under the heading of...

Two Killed In House Destroyed By Explosion-Authorities Suspect Meth Lab

...its much easier that way and it really cuts down on the paper work involved ;-)

Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

Absolutely hilarious/erroneous to suggest rural crime is equivalent to urban crime.  The FBI crime stats describe the violent crime problem in Amerika in stark and clear black and brown terms.  It's the niggers and the Hispanics committing the very large majority of these crimes.  Genetically-linked cognitive ability and impulse control are factors here.  It bee modan da evil crakkka datbee keepin 1st world developed nations from developing in africa and latin america. 

Kobe Beef's picture

Real Talk always prompts Whataboutism from the Kultmarx.

Black Crime. "But Whatabout Rednecks?"

Muslim Terrorism. "But Whatabout the Crusades?"

Is the tactic discussed in one of the Alinsky manuals or something? 




pliny the longer's picture

just think of all the angels, getting their wings

a variation on your theme, DWYP; seriously, if only obumuh had a  son 

markpower49's picture

Black on white crime is huge as well. That is what you cucks should be talking about. 37.,000 white females are sexually assaulted by blacks in the US EVERY YEAR.

Déjà view's picture

Getting up there in Latin American territory...

DIGrif's picture

BULLSHIT....how is that for a response?

3Wishes's picture

These are where the Muslim brotherhood have setup their Organ trafficking operations and CIA cover.

Pliskin's picture

Ah, but can the Muslim Brotherhood compete in price with the state of Israel? Non-Jew life is VERY cheap to the master race, supply and demand my goyim friend, supply and demand!

enfield0916's picture

Me doing my happy dance since Dallas is not on that list, now just need to prep for a break dance once the dumbfuck sanctuary city status of Dallas is gone!

scoutshonor's picture

Getting up there, but not close to the numbers in San Pedro Sula.  Last I was there they were at aboul 111/100,000.

But I was shocked to see that Baltimore was worse than Oakland.

2017 may be the year that "bullish" is replaced by "thuggish"

peekster's picture

Biggest threat to American are Americans not immigrants.

Mimir's picture

Right !

Murder rate in the US is 3.9 for each 100.000 inhabitants. 12.253 murders per year !!!  

In Sweden the murder rate is 0.9 and not increasing, in Denmark 1.0, in France 1.2 and in Canada 1.5. In Japan it is 0.3 - thirteen times less than in the US !!! 

cheka's picture

negroes are the real terrists

any_mouse's picture

Subtract out the black run cities and the USA has a rate comparable to Western European nations pre refugees.

Look to the graph in the article with homicides per 100,000. See the USA overall rate at the bottom, way below the major black majority cities.

Black on Black, fatherless males, 14-34, perps and victims.

If they were back in Africa, you would not hear about the AK47 or machete death culture, except when it gets really big numbers. Then the news quickly moves on to another squirrel.

In the USA it is a problem for which white people are considered to be responsible and expected to provide solutions and resources to solve.

Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

Niggers, niggers, niggers.  Adjust the crime data to exclude niggers in the US and watch that crime rate fall to/below the Western European levels.

MalteseFalcon's picture

The US is a "multi-cultural" country.

Sweden is only now getting the "benefits" of multiculturalism.

I am enjoying Sweden grappling with a subject that Swedes have lectured Americans on for years.

I expect Sweden's homicide rate and suicide rates will be climbing.

Got popcorn?


RightLineBacker's picture

That is because the do not have ghetto Negros and illegal Mexicans.

That is all changing now that they are importing Muslims.

lakecity55's picture

You're right! It's a small Tribe who seeks to destroy us.

We must deport them from government positions, banking, and media.

MEFOBILLS's picture

Biggest threat to American are Americans not immigrants.

(Islamic immigration is a threat.  America has many threats it is facing, most of them internal - not external.)


If you removed all the blacks from New York city, the crime rate would fall to almost zero.  The police force would need be a fraction of its current size.

This comment about "Americans" does not drill into the data, and conflates all Americans as if they are the same.  Bad logic.

Color of crime:


Urban centers
  • In 2014 in New York City, a black was 31 times more likely than a white to be arrested for murder, and a Hispanic was 12.4 times more likely. For the crime of “shooting”—defined as firing a bullet that hits someone—a black was 98.4 times more likely than a white to be arrested, and a Hispanic was 23.6 times more likely.
  • If New York City were all white, the murder rate would drop by 91 percent, the robbery rate by 81 percent, and the shootings rate by 97 percent.
  • In an all­-white Chicago, murder would decline 90 percent, rape by 81 percent, and robbery by 90 percent.
Police shootings
  • In 2015, a black person was 2.45 times more likely than a white person to be shot and killed by the police. A Hispanic person was 1.21 times more likely. These figures are well within what would be expected given race differences in crime rates and likelihood to resist arrest.
  • In 2015, police killings of blacks accounted for approximately 4 percent of homicides of blacks. Police killings of unarmed blacks accounted for approximately 0.6 percent of homicides of blacks. The overwhelming majority of black homicide victims (93 percent from 1980 to 2008) were killed by blacks.
RightLineBacker's picture

Very good post. Facts are a rare commodity around here.


Pliskin's picture

Howdy ya'll, this is Bernie Crosshouse, yours truly of the KKK, I'd like to express our deepest gratitude at the destruction of the inferior nigga race and I'm especially pleased to report it's destroying itself without our help.  So to all you gangs, hoodlums, drug pushers and users and other worthless niggas killin' each other, we'd like to thank you for saving us the time, trouble and legality for the final chapter of riddin' you all off the face of the Earth.  Your solution to our problem is greatly appreciated, so keep sellin' us your soul, Thankyou.


Government needs you to pay taxes's picture

That's like saying 'I crushed 3 cockroaches last night, so my house is clear'.  Niggers rarely kill themselves at a rate that exceeds their reproduction.  It takes disease and starvation to do that.  Wont happen in Murrika til the welfare state either runs out of other people's money or gets rejected by the tax slaves.

buffed's picture

In a similar article on January 3rd I predicted Chicago was going to have a difficult time achieving a 56% yoy increase in the kill scoring rate in back to back seasons. Therefore, I placed my bet on a 28% increase in 2017 with a predicted yearly scoring total of 1,018  Unfortunately, the Chicago club has been going through a slump but I'm sticking with my bet and predicting a long hot summer will help get their numbers up to pace.

lakecity55's picture

I bet you that Baltimore's club surges this year. They may come in at least second place.


cheka's picture

rahmbo is probably seasonally adjusting the numbers