Cleveland ranked 5th deadliest city in America

CLEVELAND - Cleveland saw an increase in the number of homicides this year as violent crime rose across the country, according to the Major Cities Chiefs Association Violent Crimes Survey.

The survey shows Cleveland saw 56 murders in the first half of this year, which was already nine more than the 47 homicides in the first half of 2016. This means the murder rate in Cleveland is 14.5 per 100,000.

While there was a decrease in the number of rapes, aggravated assaults and non-fatal shootings, 81 more robberies occurred through the first half of this year than happened last year.

 

CLEVELAND

  • Homicide
    • 2017: 56
    • 2016: 47
  • Rape
    • 2017: 239
    • 2016: 257
  • Robbery
    • 2017: 1,446
    • 2016: 1,365
  • Aggravated Assault
    • 2017: 1,302
    • 2016: 1,329
  • Non-fatal shootings
    • 2017: 375
    • 2016: 494

 

Violent crime saw an increase across the country almost entirely across the board. Totals rose in every category except non-fatal shootings. (Keep in mind Canada's population is comparable to California's.)

 

UNITED STATES

  • Homicide
    • 2017: 3,081
    • 2016: 2,994
  • Rape
    • 2017: 14,375
    • 2016: 14,281
  • Robbery
    • 2017: 64,227
    • 2016: 64,156
  • Aggravated Assault
    • 2017: 108,243
    • 2016: 104,316
  • Non-fatal shootings
    • 2017: 9,346
    • 2016: 9,402

 

Compare this to Canada, which actually saw a decrease in homicides. The country also saw some increases, but with tens of thousands fewer incidents than the United States.

 

CANADA

  • Homicide
    • 2017: 114
    • 2016: 124
  • Sexual Assault
    • 2017: 3,282
    • 2016: 3,050
  • Robbery
    • 2017: 5,796
    • 2016: 5,566
  • Aggravated assault
    • 2017: 539
    • 2016: 546
  • Non-fatal shootings
    • 2017: 194
    • 2016: 192

 

Here is the list of the list of the top 60 deadliest U.S. cities, according to the violent crimes survey.

  1. St. Louis, Missouri
  2. Baltimore, Maryland
  3. New Orleans, Louisiana
  4. Detroit, Michigan
  5. Cleveland, Ohio
  6. Kansas City, Kansas
  7. Memphis, Tennessee
  8. Chicago, Illinois
  9. Cincinnati, Ohio
  10. Las Vegas, Nevada
  11. Louisville, Kentucky
  12. Tulsa, Oklahoma
  13. Newark, New Jersey
  14. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  15. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  16. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  17. Oakland, California (TIE with Washington, D.C.)
  18. Washington, D.C. (TIE with Oakland, California)
  19. Nashville, Tennessee
  20. Atlanta, Georgia
  21. Columbus, Ohio
  22. Jacksonville, Florida
  23. Indianapolis, Indiana (TIE with Fresno, California)
  24. Fresno, California (TIE with Indianapolis, Indiana)
  25. Dallas, Texas
  26. Miami, Florida (TIE with Albuquerque)
  27. Albuquerque, New Mexico (TIE with Miami)
  28. Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina (TIE with Dekalb County, Georgia and Houston, Texas)
  29. Dekalb County, Georgia (TIE with Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina and Houston, Texas)
  30. Houston, Texas (TIE with Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina and Dekalb County, Georgia)
  31. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  32. Orlando, Florida
  33. Tampa, Florida (TIE with Aurora, Colorado)
  34. Aurora, Colorado (TIE with Tampa, Florida)
  35. Wichita, Kansas
  36. Fort Worth, Texas
  37. Prince George's County, Maryland (TIE with Phoenix, Arizona)
  38. Phoenix, Arizona (TIE with Prince George's County, Maryland)
  39. San Antonio, Texas
  40. Honolulu, Hawaii (TIE with Denver, Colorado)
  41. Denver, Colorado (TIE with Honolulu, Hawaii)
  42. San Francisco, California
  43. Tuscon, Arizona
  44. Los Angeles, California
  45. Omaha, Nebraska
  46. Boston, Massachusetts
  47. Virginia Beach, Virginia
  48. Long Beach, California
  49. El Paso, Texas (TIE with Mesa, Arizona)
  50. Mesa, Arizona (TIE with El Paso, Texas)
  51. New York, New York (TIE with San Jose, California)
  52. San Jose, California (TIE with New York, New York)
  53. Seattle, Washington
  54. San Diego, California (TIE with Austin, Texas)
  55. Austin, Texas (TIE with San Diego, California)
  56. Salt Lake City, Utah
  57. Suffolk County, New York (TIE with Montgomery County, Maryland)
  58. Montgomery County, Maryland (TIE with Suffolk County, New York)
  59. Fairfax, Virginia
  60. Nassau County, New York
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