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Chicago still leads nation in homicides; violent crime on rise in other big cities


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Violent crime is on the rise this year in some of the country’s biggest cities, according to statistics, which find Chicago still leads as the deadliest city while homicide cases have spiked in Baltimore and New Orleans.

The 62 police departments that provided data for the Major Cities Chiefs Association’s midyear crime survey reported 3,081 homicides in the first six months of the year, an increase of 3 percent over the same time last year.

The departments recorded nearly 4,000 more aggravated assaults this year than at the same period in 2016, though reports of other violent crime — including rape, robbery and nonfatal shootings — remained about even.
National crime rates have dropped for two decades and remain far below peaks reached in the early 1990s, but violence in some of the country’s biggest cities has drawn attention to the problem.
The Trump administration says it takes the numbers seriously.:snip:

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