With the homicide rate having spiked by an average of 17% in 50 of the biggest U.S. cities between Q1 2020 and Q1 2022, WalletHub today released its report on the Cities With the Highest Increase in Homicide Rates During COVID, along with accompanying videos and expert commentary.
In order to determine which cities have the biggest homicide problems, WalletHub compared 50 of the largest U.S. cities based on per capita homicides in Q1 2022 as well as per capita homicides in Q1 2022 vs. Q1 2021 and Q1 2020.
|Cities with Highest Increase in Homicide Rates|
|1. New Orleans, LA||6. Milwaukee, WI|
|2. Cincinnati, OH||7. Louisville, KY|
|3. Atlanta, GA||8. Norfolk, VA|
|4. Baltimore, MD||9. Detroit, MI|
|5. Memphis, TN||10. Dallas, TX|
Note: Rankings are based on data available as of 12:30 p.m. ET on April 18, 2022.