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Report: Milwaukee ranks in top 20 cities with highest increase in homicides during pandemic

Milwaukee ranked No. 18 among 50 cities
Posted at 10:17 AM, Oct 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-13 11:17:58-04

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee is ranked in the top 20 cities with increased homicide rates during the pandemic, according to a study by WalletHub.

Milwaukee ranked No. 18 out of 50 cities. Here's the top five cities:

  1. Atlanta, Ga.
  2. Memphis, Tenn.
  3. Chicago, Ill.
  4. New Orleans, La.
  5. Baltimore, Md.

Overall, the homicide rate increased an average of 34% nationwide. To determine these findings, WalletHub compared cities based on per capita homicides in Q3 2021 and homicides in Q3 2021 versus 2020 and 2019.

Source: WalletHub

According to the Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission there have been 142 homicides in 2021, compared to 139 in 2020 during this same time period, a 2.2% increase.

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