LOS ANGELES - Homicide rates have increased by an average of nearly 10% in 50 of the most populated U.S. cities between 2021 and 2022 and are still rising, according to a new survey.
Taking the top spot was Kansas City, Missouri, with 14.86 homicide cases per capita. The change in homicide cases per capita comparing 2022 to 2021 was 4.89.
- Family claims use-of-force by LASD deputies captured on video resulted in loss of man’s eye
- 4 arrested after allegedly robbing AT&T store, leading police on pursuit in San Bernardino
- Mom stabbed by son in samurai sword attack in Mid-Wilshire: LAPD
- Felon faces multiple charges in LA crime spree where carjacking victim was dragged to death, Reseda shooting
Detroit, Michigan ranked No. 2, followed by St. Louis, Missouri; New Orleans, Louisiana; and Milwaukee, Wisconsin rounding out the top 5.
Los Angeles ranked No. 22 on this list, with 34.92 homicide cases per capita. The change in homicide cases per capita comparing 2022 to 2021 was -0.13.
Oakland ranked quite higher at No. 10, recording 47.01 homicide cases per capita.
San Francisco ranked No. 28 and Sacramento at No. 37.
All in all there were four California cities to make the top 50 list.
To see the full list, tap or click here.