Certain U.S. cities have consistently battled violent crime, particularly homicide, throughout the past three decades: Chicago, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and New York City. Often, violent crime stories in these iconic American cities make headlines due to local and national concerns for residents and tourists who frequent the areas.
Other cities in the South and Midwest make national headlines less frequently but have comparable murder numbers per capita (or per 100,000 residents). These include New Orleans, Birmingham, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Cleveland, Rochester, Atlanta, and Baltimore.
All ten of the cities mentioned are led by Democrat politicians and suffer from some of the country’s highest poverty and inequality rates.
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