St. Louis, Not Chicago, Is the Per Capita Murder Capital

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Despite attracting wide attention to its grim and grinding violence - including President Trump’s denunciations of its “carnage” - Chicago is not the U.S. murder capital, reports RealClearInvestigations. In fact, it’s not even close. St. Louis has held that dubious distinction for three years running, reaching nearly 60 murders per 100,000 residents last year – more than double Chicago’s rate despite the latter’s nation . . .

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