FBI: Chicago Passes New York as Murder Capital of U.S.

Reid Wilson, Washington Post, September 18, 2013

The city of Chicago registered more homicides than any city in the nation in 2012, surpassing even New York—despite the fact that the Second City has only one third as many residents as the Big Apple.

In new crime statistics released Monday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation reported 500 murders in Chicago in 2012, up sharply from the 431 recorded in 2011. New York reported 419 murders last year, compared with 515 in 2011.

But residents of Chicago and New York were much less likely to be victims of a homicide than residents of Flint, Mich. Sixty-three murders occurred in 2012 in Flint, a city of 101,632, meaning one in every 1,613 city residents were homicide victims. Detroit, which experienced 386 homicides in 2012, was almost as unsafe; that’s enough murders to account for one in every 1,832 residents.

Altogether, violent crime rose by 0.7 percent across the nation, the FBI reported. That’s a modest rise after a decade in which violent crime declined precipitously; the 2012 estimated violent crime total was 12.9 percent below 2008 levels and 12.2 percent below 2003 levels. {snip}


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  • kjh64

    When is comes to murder in Chicago, 96.5 percent of the them are committed by non-Whites, mostly Blacks. Yet, the liberals will blather on that it’s the gun laws that are the problem, even though Chicago has strict gun laws.

    • Erasmus

      Blaming guns for violence is like blaming gin for Teddy Kennedy being a falling-down drunk.

      • bigone4u

        They tried to hide the liquor bottles from Teddy; too bad we can’t hide the guns from blacks.

        • MBlanc46

          If you took away the guns, they’d use razors as they did in the old days.

          • Erasmus

            When I was a camp counselor we had a song called The Bible
            Sunday School. One of the lines from the chorus went “…There’s a place to check your chewing gum. Leave your razors at the door, and you’ll hear some Bible stories like you never heard before.”

            That line, “Leave your razors at the door” never made any sense to me until, years later, I found an old campfire songbook from 50 years before and discovered that the song wasn’t always called “The Bible Sunday School,” but “The Darkie Bible School.”

            Suddenly, it made sense.

          • MBlanc46

            Razors also turn up in blues songs. Negroes often tell the truth when they think they’re talking among themselves.

      • Mergatroyd

        Ok, you need to give drunk, fat, ted a break, he’s been sober for over four years now.

        • Whitetrashgang

          I wonder if ted kennedy and ted bundy share the same cell in hell?

    • jackryanvb

      Don’t write off Chicago liberals (google Amren’s “Don’t write off the liberals”).

      Green environmentalist liberals have all but driven away poor Blacks from our beautiful lakefront. We now have prairie restoration sanctuaries where Tens of thousands of Blacks used to BBQ, drink and jump White bicyclists in the 1970s.

  • D.B. Cooper

    500 murders in Chicago is not good enough. I want 5,000 murders a year in Chicago, and I want them to be all black on white. This is the only way people will wake up.

    • Jefferson

      If that happened, you would still have millions of Whites blaming the Black on White homicide epidemic on the easy access to guns and not actually put the blame on the violent nature of Blacks.

      Millions of White believe that if guns did not exist, Blacks would behave like the Japanese for example.

      • Extropico

        The naivety strong with them is.

  • Jenkem Huffington

    I was really rooting for Detroit to take the prize this year. The blacks there really are lazy I guess….

    • Erasmus

      Adjusted for population, Detoilet was ahead of Chicongo, and Flint was ahead of Detoilet.

      • Jefferson

        How did Bantumore and Bantudelphia fare ?

  • Spartacus


    End of story.

  • bigone4u

    We increasingly live in a police state where tiny little blonde moms stopped for a traffic infraction are beaten to a pulp by out of control cops, yet the cops can’t make a dent in the murders committed by black “teen” gang members, whom they can easily identify. I smell a conspiracy, in which the cops are as brainwashed against whites as the college kids. Is there a secret bounty on blonde white women we don’t know about?
    blondegynocide(dot)wordpress(dot)com is a blog written by an amren commenter that talks about the targeting of blondes.

    • MBlanc46

      I’m pretty sure that that analysis doesn’t apply to Chicago. Our cops are pretty much equal opportunity brutes.

  • APaige

    In a police-issued document for 2010 (sorry no link) more black females were arrested for murder than white males. Chicago is approximately 30% black, and 29% white. Race even sometimes trumps sex as a murder demographic.

  • joesolargenius

    I believe the best way to solve this problem in the better parts of America is for all conservative States to ban all social services and any type of welfare in that State . This will drive all the criminals somewhere else ,preferably California !

    • bigone4u

      Getting blacks to migrate elsewhere is a wonderful thought. The problem is that many of them are too stupid and lazy to contemplate a long ride on a Greyhound bus. It’s easier to break a car window and steal a stereo than migrate.

      • IstvanIN


    • Whitetrashgang

      Yeah it would be great if blacks got their own state. Then they could make anything legal or illegal. Rufus gets probation for murder but 2 years for snitching on a drug dealer. The list is endless.

      • Their own state? They already have several dozen countries to themselves. That hasn’t helped, because they never want to stay in the places they have successfully destroyed.

        • Whitetrashgang

          True, but those countries are filled with blacks, kind of like smoking crack to get a better job.

      • MBlanc46

        There has been a movement among radical black nationalists to have some Deep South states such as Mississippi and Alabama become black homelands. But there’s nothing in it for us if we can’t get all of them moved there.

        • JohnEngelman

          During and prior to the civil rights movement it was at least marginally plausible that blacks would be better off without whites. Anyone who claims to believe that now is lying or delusional. It is clear that whites would be better off without blacks.

          • MBlanc46

            There’s no doubt that blacks would not be better with out whites (at least in modern urban technological society). But that does not mean that both races would not benefit from substantial self-segregation.

  • MBlanc46

    So many of the Chicago Negroes wear NY baseball caps. Perhaps now they will return to the South Side and West Side caps that were so fashionable in the late 1980s. We’re number 1!

  • Mergatroyd

    How can this be? Chicago is gun free? What are they using to kill each other?

    “Alongside Chicago (D), New York (D) and Detroit (D), Philadelphia (D), Los Angeles (D) (299), Baltimore (D) , Houston (D), New Orleans (D), Dallas (D), Memphis (D), Oakland (D)… had the busiest homicide departments.”

    I can’t figure out why these cities have such high homicide rates. I don’t see any connections whatsoever between them.

    • MBlanc46

      I believe that you’re missing the principal connection: large minority populations.

  • MBlanc46

    When you live near blacks, their violent tendencies become clear pretty quickly.

  • Hans Schneider

    it means that Chicago now has more blacks than New York ….

  • jackryanvb


    At least then I will have the satisfaction of not living in the #1 murder city. I lived in NYC in the 80s, early, 90s, returned to Chicago 2001.

    NYC cleaned out all the riff raff, including me.

  • MBlanc46

    I’m sure that firearms were much less accessible (for everyone) before the 1980s or so. But there are also a lot of firearms-related blues songs, such as “.44 Special” and “32.20 Blues”. Blacks will use any available weapon to attack each other.