US Murders Capitals

In 2014 there were 14,249 murders in America. 2,446 or 17.2% happened in the following major US cities.

  1. Chicago 407
  2. New York 328
  3. Detroit 304
  4. Los Angeles 259
  5. Philadelphia 248
  6. Houston 239
  7. Baltimore 217
  8. St. Louis 159
  9. New Orleans 150
  10. Indianapolis 135

Year Murders
1960 9,110
1961 8,740
1962 8,530
1963 8,640
1964 9,360
1965 9,960
1966 11,040
1967 12,240
1968 13,800 
1969 14,760
1970 16,000
1971 17,780
1972 18,670
1973 19,640
1974 20,710
1975 20,510
1976 18,780
1977 19,120
1978 19,560
1979 21,460
1980 23,040
1981 22,520
1982 21,010
1983 19,310
1984 18,690
1985 18,980
1986 20,613
1987 20,096
1988 20,680
1989 21,500
1990 23,440
1991 24,700
1992 23,760
1993 24,530
1994 23,330
1995 21,610
1996 19,650
1997 18,208
1998 16,914
1999 15,522
2000 15,586
2001 16,037
2002 16,229
2003 16,528
2004 16,148
2005 16,740
2006 17,030
2007 16,929
2008 16,442
2009 15,399
2010 14,772
2011 14,661
2012 14,866
2013 14,319
2014 14,249

Lifetime* Chance of Being A Murder Victim by City at 2014 Murder Rate

  1. Palm Springs 1/(28/46,665*78.74) = 1 in 21
  2. Richmond, California 1/(63/108,464*78.74) = 1 in 22
  3. Vallejo, California 1/(63/119,504*78.74) = 1 in 24
  4. St. Louis 1/(159/318,416*78.74) = 1 in 25
  5. Gary, Indiana 1/(37/78,450*78.74) = 1 in 27
  6. Petaluma 1/(28/59,803*78.74) = 1 in 27
  7. Riverside, California 1/(143/319,453*78.74) = 1 in 28
  8. Detroit 1/(304/688,701*78.74) = 1 in 29
  9. New Orleans 1/(150/378,715*78.74) = 1 in 32
  10. Baltimore 1/(217/622,104*78.74) = 1 in 36
  11. Tulare, California 1/(20/61,596*78.74) = 1 in 39
  12. Victorville, California 1/(39/122,316*78.74) = 1 in 40
  13. Vista, California 1/(31/97,651*78.74) = 1 in 40
  14. Flint, Michigan 1/(28/99,166*78.74) = 1 in 45
  15. Compton, California 1/(25/98,224*78.74) = 1 in 50
  16. Rancho Cordova 1/(17/68,636*78.74) = 1 in 51
  17. Birmingham, Alabama 1/(52/212,115*78.74) = 1 in 52
  18. Oxnard 1/(45/204,159*78.74) = 1 in 58
  19. Oakland 1/(80/409,994*78.74) = 1 in 65
  20. Montgomery, Alabama 1/(35/200,194*78.74) = 1 in 73
  21. Stockton 1/(49/299,519*78.74) = 1 in 78
  22. Philadelphia 248/1,553,000*78.74 = 1 in 80
  23. Indianapolis 1/(135/852,866*78.74) = 1 in 80
  24. Chicago 1/(407/2,719,000*78.74) = 1 in 85
  25. Beaumont, Texas 1/(16/117,898*78.74) = 1 in 94
  26. Houston 1/(239/2,196,000*78.74) = 1 in 117
  27. Odessa, Texas 1/(11/113,619*78.74) = 1 in 131
  28. Dallas, Texas 1/(116/1,272,396*78.74) = 1 in 139
  29. Lansing 1/(10/113,901*78.74) = 1 in 145
  30. Corpus Christi, Texas 1/(27/319,211*78.74) = 1 in 150
  31. San Antonio, Texas 1/(103/1,428,465*78.74) = 1 in 176
  32. Los Angeles, California 259/3,884,000*78.74 = 1 in 190
  33. New York, New York 1/(328/8,406,000*78.74) = 1 in 326
  34. Saginaw

*Based on the current US life expectancy of 78.74 years.

In 1990, NYC had over 2,000 homicides. 2014 marked an 83.6% decrease in 24 years.

Murders & Murder Rate by State in 2014

Death Penalty State

Non Death Penalty State

  1. California 1,699 4.4 in 100,000
  2. Texas 1,184 4.4
  3. Florida 1,149 5.8
  4. Illinois 685 5.3
  5. New York 617 3.1
  6. Pennsylvania 614 4.8
  7. Georgia 580 5.7
  8. Michigan 535 5.4
  9. North Carolina 510 5.1
  10. Louisiana 477 10.3
  11. Ohio 464 4.0
  12. Missouri 403 6.6
  13. Tennessee 371 5.7
  14. Maryland 365 6.1
  15. New Jersey 349 3.9
  16. Virginia 338 4.1
  17. Indiana 330 5.0
  18. Arizona 319 4.7
  19. South Carolina 311 6.4
  20. Alabama 276 5.7
  21. Mississippi 258 8.6
  22. Oklahoma 175 4.5
  23. Washington 174 2.5
  24. Nevada 170 6.0
  25. Wisconsin 165 2.9
  26. Arkansas 165 5.6
  27. Kentucky 160 3.6
  28. Colorado 151 2.8
  29. Massachusetts 132 2.0
  30. District of Columbia 105
  31. New Mexico 101 4.8
  32. Kansas 91 3.1
  33. Minnesota 88 1.6
  34. Connecticut 86 2.4
  35. Oregon 81 2.0
  36. West Virginia 74 4.0
  37. Utah 67 2.3
  38. Iowa 60 1.9
  39. Nebraska 54 2.9
  40. Delaware 54 5.8
  41. Alaska 41 5.6
  42. Montana 37 3.6
  43. Idaho 32 2.0
  44. Hawaii 26 1.8
  45. Rhode Island 25 2.4
  46. North Dakota 22 3.0
  47. Maine 21 1.6
  48. South Dakota 20 2.3
  49. Wyoming 16 2.7
  50. New Hampshire 12 0.9
  51. Vermont 10 1.6

New Hampshire have the lowest murder rate in the country at 0.9 in 100,000.

Louisiana have the highest murder rate in America with 10.3 per 100,000 people.

Both are death penalty states.

10,688 or 75% of America’s 14,249 murders in 2014 were committed in states that have the death penalty.

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