Five Major U.S. Cities Set to Break Their 2021 Homicide Rates

Police respond to a shooting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 13, 2022. Milwaukee is one of five major cities to surpass their high 2021 homicide rates. (WISN 12 News via AP)

Five major US cities are already on track to break their steep 2021 homicide figures — suggesting a particularly violent summer ahead.

This year’s homicide numbers for Los Angeles, Washington DC, Baltimore, Milwaukee and Atlanta have all surpassed the rates reached at the same time in 2021, according to the data, first reported by Fox News.

Milwaukee has been the city with the largest spike, recording 96 homicides as of June 17 — a 25% increase compared to its 77 figure recorded this time last year.

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In Washington DC, there have already been 93 homicides compared to the 82 in its first six months of 2021, or a 13% jump.

Atlanta’s rate has increased more than 13% compared to last year, too, with 68 homicides across the city as of June 11 compared to 60 for the same period in 2021.

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SOURCE: New York Post, Emily Crane

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