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2005 Murder Rate in Cities

(rate per 100,000 population)

The following table shows the murder rate in 100 U.S. cities during 2005. Find city and state names, ranks, and murder rates for select U.S. cities.

RankCityMurder rateRankCityMurder rateRankCityMurder rate
1.Compton, Calif. 67.135.Dayton, Ohio 20.069.San Francisco, Calif. 12.8
2.Gary, Ind. 58.035.Hartford, Conn. 20.070.Akron, Ohio 12.7
3. Birmingham, Ala. 44.337.Racine, Wis. 19.970.Columbia, S.C. 12.7
4.Youngstown, Ohio 43.738.Buffalo, N.Y. 19.870.Greensboro, N.C. 12.7
5.Richmond, Va. 43.039.Allentown, Pa. 19.673.Charlotte, N.C. 12.6
6.Baltimore, Md. 42.039.Shreveport, La. 19.673.Los Angeles, Calif. 12.6
7.Camden, N.J. 41.241.Pittsburgh, Pa. 19.075.Minneapolis, MN 12.5
8.Flint, Mich. 40.142.Durham, N.C. 17.176.Peoria, Ill. 12.4
9.Detroit, Mich. 39.342.Nashville, Tenn. 17.176.Pueblo, Colo. 12.4
10. Richmond, Calif. 38.842.Roanoke, Va. 17.176.Rockford, Ill. 12.4
11.St. Louis, Mo. 37.945.Dallas, Texas 16.479.Lancaster, Calif. 12.3
12.Trenton, N.J. 36.246.Houston, Texas 16.380.North Las Vegas, Nev. 12.2
13.Washington, DC 35.447.Jersey City, N.J. 15.980.Yakima, Wash. 12.2
14.Newark, N.J. 34.548.Chicago, Ill. 15.682.Bellflower, Calif. 11.9
15.San Bernardino, Calif. 29.049.Phoenix, Ariz. 15.082.Springfield, Mass. 11.9
16.Kansas City, Mo. 28.149.Tulsa, Okla. 15.084.St. Petersburg, Fla. 11.8
17.Reading, Pa. 27.251.Chattanooga, Tenn. 14.785.Columbus, Ga. 11.7
18.Philadelphia, Pa. 25.652.Stockton, Calif. 14.686.Suffolk, Va. 11.6
19.Kansas City, Kans. 25.453.Victorville, Calif. 14.486.Yuma, Ariz. 11.6
20.Cincinnati, Ohio 25.154.Montgomery, Ala.14.388.Hawthorne, Calif. 11.5
21.Rochester, N.Y. 24.955.Columbus, Ohio 14.089.Jacksonville, Fla. 11.4
22.Norfolk, Va. 24.555.Mobile, Ala. 14.089.Palmdale, Calif. 11.4
23.Cleveland, Ohio 23.855.Savannah, Ga. 14.089.Sacramento, Calif. 11.4
24.Oakland, Calif. 23.258.Knoxville, Tenn. 13.992.Fort Wayne, Ind. 11.3
25.West Palm Beach, Fla. 22.658.Miami, Fla. 13.992.Las Vegas, Nev. 11.3
26.Inglewood, Calif. 22.460.Bridgeport, Conn. 13.692.Providence, R.I. 11.3
27.Little Rock, AR 22.160.Elizabeth, N.J. 13.692.South Bend, Ind. 11.3
28.Baton Rouge, La. 21.862.Indianapolis, Ind. 13.596.Bakersfield, Calif. 11.2
28.Portsmouth, Va. 21.863.Pomona, Calif. 13.496.Hammond, Ind. 11.2
30.Jackson, Miss. 21.164.Huntsville, Ala. 13.398.Fayetteville, N.C. 11.0
31.Atlanta, Ga. 20.964.Syracuse, N.Y. 13.398.Rialto, Calif. 11.0
32.Milwaukee, Wis. 20.666.Paterson, N.J. 13.2100.Albuquerque, N.M. 10.8
33.Macon, Ga. 20.567.Boston, Mass. 12.9100.Newport News, Va. 10.8
34.Memphis, Tenn. 20.267.North Charleston, S.C. 12.9U.S. national rate5.6
Source: 13th Annual Safest (and Most Dangerous) Cities, Morgan Quitno Press. Web: www.morganquitno.com.

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