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GeraldB: Yahoo, their minions, and social activists continue to push division by ignoring the top 10. Thousands upon thousands of lives lost over the last 20-30 years. Cities with the Highest Murder Rates 1. St. Louis, MO St. Louis, Missouri, has the highest murder rate in the United States of 60.9 murders per 100,000 residents. St. Louis had 205 murders in 2017. Certain neighborhoods in St. Louis are to blame for the high violent crime rates, such as East St. Louis. East St. Louis residents experience conditions that increase the likelihood of violence, such as unsafe housing, failing economy, and poor school systems. Although St. Louis has the highest murder rate in the country, this rate is the second consecutive year of improvement for the city, down from 69.4 in 2017. 2. Baltimore Baltimore, Maryland, has a murder rate of 57 murders per 100,000 people, the second-highest in the U.S. In 2019, Baltimore had at least 348 reported homicides, only 32% of which were cleared (“cleared” cases are ones where someone is either arrested, charged, or turned over to a court). This is the city’s second-highest murder rate since 1993 when there were 353 killings and 125,000 additional residents. 3. Detroit, MI Detroit, Michigan, has the third-highest murder rate in the United States of 40.4 per 100,000. Detroit ended 2019 with 271 homicides, an increase from 259 the previous year. However, this is one of only four years that the city has recorded fewer than 300 homicides since 1967. The Detroit police chief James Craig said that a wave of gang violence caused the homicide rate to increase for 2019. 4. New Orleans, LA New Orleans has the fourth-highest murder rate in the U.S. For the third year in a row, the city saw a reduction in its murder rate, ending 2019 with a murder rate of 30 per 100,000 or 119 homicides. 5. Baton Rouge, LA Baton Rouge is the second Louisiana city on the list and has the fifth-highest murder rate in the United States. Louisiana’s capital city has a total of 83 homicides in 2019, a murder rate of 33.5 per 100,000. Luckily, the city is has seen consecutive years of decreasing murders, down from 87 in 2018 and 106 in 2017. 6. Memphis, TN Memphis, Tennessee, has a murder rate of 28.5 per 100,000 as of 2018, the sixth-highest in the country. Memphis had 191 homicides in 2019, an increase from 18 in 2018 and 180 in 2017. There were just over 400 homicides in the state of Tennessee in 2019, meaning that almost one out of two homicides occurred in Memphis. About 90% of solved homicides showed that the victim and offender knew each other. 7. Dayton, OH With a murder rate of 26.4 per 100,000, Dayton, Ohio, has the seventh-highest murder rate in the U.S. Crime fell significantly in both 2017 and 2018, and 2019 has an even better outlook. Crime in 2019 overall fell 11% in Dayton from 2018. 8. Shreveport, LA Shreveport is the third Louisiana city in the ten cities with the highest murder rates and ranks eighth. Shreveport has a murder rate of about 18.3 murders per 100,000 people for a total of 42 murders. Violent crimes overall have dropped about 8% since 2018, with homicides dropping 29% from 59 in 2018 to 42 in 2019. 9. West Palm Beach, FL West Palm Beach, Florida, has the ninth-highest murder rate in the United States of 17.2 murders per 100,000 people. The city’s homicide rate dropped 29% from 2018 to 2019, from 27 homicides to 19. West Palm Beach police have implemented new technologies that they believe is helping reduce violent crime in the city. 10. Washington, D.C. Washington D.C. has the tenth-highest murder rate in the country of 22.8 murders per 100,000. There were 162 homicides in D.C. in 2019, two higher than in 2018. Gun violence is a big problem in D.C. and the main cause of death in homicides; however, nearly 8 out of 10 gunshots go unreported in D.C., a statistic that prompted the police to begin using ShotSpotter technology to detect and alert police of gunshots.