Major US suburbs with most murders


Source: pond5.com

Source: pond5.com

Some sobering statistics from the FBI for major suburbs in the United States. Nine of these 12 cities have seen a rise in murders over the 2015 data and this year has several months remaining. It is worthy to note that while Chicago tends to get the bulk of the press lately regarding violent crime, every on one of these cities, except Jersey City is located in the Sunbelt.
city/state/murders in 2016/murders in 2015

  • Long Beach, California = 29 so far in 2016 (up from 25 total in 2015)
  • Santa Ana, California = 20 so far in 2016 (up from 10 total in 2015)
  • Aurora, Colorado = 16 so far in 2016 (up from 13 total in 2015)
  • Jersey City, New Jersey = 14 so far in 2016 (up from 11 total in 2015)
  • Arlington Texas = 13 so far in 2016 (up from 4 total in 2015)
  • Virginia Beach, Virginia = 13 so far in 2016 (down from 13 total in 2015)
  • Riverside, California = 7 so far in 2016 (up from 6 total in 2015)
  • Plano, Texas = 5 so far in 2016 (up from 2 total in 2015)
  • Anaheim, California = 4 so far in 2016 (down from 10 total in 2015)
  • Chandler, Arizona = 3 so far in 2016 (up from 2 total in 2015)
  • Henderson, Nevada = 3 so far in 2016 (up from 1 total in 2015)
  • Chula Vista, California = 1 so far in 2016 (down from 5 total in 2015)

Sources: fivethirtyeight.com and github.com/fivethirtyeight/data/tree/master/murder_2016

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One Response to Major US suburbs with most murders

  1. It might be noted that most of the criminals in Chicago are from the Sunbelt, even if it was their parents or grandparents who migrated to the city decades ago. If you keep your ears open, you’ll hear the Southern accents – not much assimilation. Unlike London’s first Muslim Mayor, a 1st-generation Brit – who has a regular British accent. Also to put it delicately, some of the criminals are from points “south of the Sunbelt” by which I mean they or their ancestors are from countries to the south of the USA. There are big cultural differences between most of Chicago’s violent criminals and the law-abiding residents who don’t have those southern backgrounds. Of course, most Chicago residents, regardless of geographic background, aren’t violent criminals.

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